News Alerts

11 Jan 2020 | 12:39 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Taliban claims IED attack in Kandahar January 11

Afghanistan News Alert

Taliban carries out IED attack targeting NATO convoy in Kandahar on January 11; similar attacks possible over near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/11/2020, 12:00 AM until 1/12/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Afghanistan

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an IED attack in Kandahar province that sought to target a NATO convoy on Saturday, January 11. Early reports of the incident have announced one casualty. The NATO Resolute Support Mission has confirmed the incident but not the reported casualty.

Similar attacks are possible in 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.

Advice

Individuals in Kandahar province are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the affected area, liaise with their security partner, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

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

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news