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23 Aug 2020 | 04:26 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Roadside IED blast kills multiple civilians in Ghazni province August 23

Afghanistan News Alert

Roadside IED blast kills at least seven civilians in Ghazni province on August 23; similar attacks likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/25/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Afghanistan

Event

On Sunday, August 23, at least seven civilians were killed after an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in central Ghazni province. According to media sources, a civilian vehicle struck the roadside device at around 10:00 (local time) on Sunday morning in the Jaghatu district. No group has claimed immediate responsibility for the blast.

Similar attacks targeting civilians and security forces are likely across the country. 

Advice

Those in Ghazni province are advised to monitor developments in their own particular area of operations through a range of multi-source intelligence advisories and should heed all instructions issued by local authorities or 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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