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30 Jul 2020 | 04:55 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Mine blast kills three in Uruzgan province July 29

Afghanistan News Alert

Mine blast kills three and injures one in Tarin Kot (Uruzgan province) on July 29; further attacks possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/30/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/1/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Uruzgan province, Tarin Kot (Uruzgan province)

Event

A roadside mine blast in Tarin Kot (Uruzgan province) killed three policemen and injured another on Wednesday, July 29, after it detonated as a police convoy was passing by. No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.

Further attacks and security operations are likely in the area 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 and to gain leverage amid ongoing peace negotiations.

Advice

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

 

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