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07 Nov 2019 | 05:29 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Taliban militants kill four at checkpoint in Logar province November 7

Afghanistan News Alert

Suspected Taliban militants kill three judges and court staffer at checkpoint in Mohammad Agha district (Logar province) November 7; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Mohammad Agha district (Logar province)

Event

Suspected Taliban militants killed three judges and a court staffer after stopping their vehicle at a checkpoint in Mohammad Agha district (Logar province) on Thursday, November 7.

Similar attacks are possible in eastern Afghanistan over the near term.

Context

Taliban militants launch attacks on government personnel, security forces, and civilians in Afghanistan on a near-daily basis. Such assaults are, in part, intended to undermine the perceived capacity of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) - and the Afghan government more broadly - to adequately provide security in the wake of the withdrawal of most US-led NATO forces from the country and to gain leverage amid ongoing peace negotiations.

Advice

Individuals in Logar province are advised to monitor developments, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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