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23 Aug 2020 | 01:50 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Roadside blast kills three employees of Ministry of Mines and Petroleum in Jawzjan province August 23

Afghanistan News Alert

Roadside blast kills three employees of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum in Jawzjan’s Jarqadoq district on August 23; maintain a heightened vigilance

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/23/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Jawzjan province


A roadside improvised explosive device (IED) detonation killed three employees of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum in Jawzjan's Jarqadoq district on Sunday, August 23. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

Further attacks and security operations are likely in the area in the near term.


Those in Jawzjan 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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