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17 Dec 2019 | 02:32 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Roadside bomb kills ten civilians in Khost province December 17

Afghanistan News Alert

At least ten civilians killed in roadside blast in Khost province December 17; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 12/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Khost


At least ten civilians were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Alishir district (Khost province), on Tuesday, December 17. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

Similar attacks are possible over the near term.


Taliban and Islamic State (IS) 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.


Individuals in Khost province are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities or their home governments.

The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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