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13 Jul 2020 | 12:15 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Complex attack targets government office in Aybak (Samangan province) July 13

Afghanistan News Alert

Complex attack targets government office in Aybak (Samangan province) on July 13; clashes ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/13/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/15/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Samangan

Event

A complex attack targeted the office of the National Security Directorate in Aybak (Samangan province) on Monday, July 13. Reports suggest that a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) was detonated near the entrance of the office, and a number of gunmen then proceeded to clash with government troops as they entered the compound. Early reports suggest that at least 43 civilians and dozens of members of the security forces have been wounded. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

Security operations in the vicinity of the compound are ongoing.

Advice

Those in Aybak are advised to avoid the affected area, 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. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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