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22 Aug 2020 | 08:35 AM UTC

Afghanistan: ANA colonel assassinated in Kabul’s PD8 August 22

Afghanistan News Alert

Gunmen kill ANA colonel in Kart-e-Naw area of Kabul on August 22; further attacks likely in medium term

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/22/2020, 8:00 AM until 8/23/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul


Unidentified gunmen assassinated an Afghan National Army (ANA) colonel in the Kart-e-Naw area of Kabul's Police District 8 (PD8) on the morning of Saturday, August 22. The colonel's driver was also killed when the gunmen opened fire on their vehicle outside a private residence in the area at around 08:00 (local time).

Localized disruptions are possible in Kart-e-Naw in the near term.  


Those in Kabul 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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