At least 13 people were killed on Friday, August 28, when twin explosions hit civilian vehicles in the Boldak district of Kandahar province. The suspected roadside improvised explosive device (IED) blasts are reported to have hit a group of civilian vehicles heading to a wedding ceremony, with at least two other people being wounded in the bombing. However, it is unclear whether civilian vehicles were intentionally targeted in the attack. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident but the Taliban operate extensively in Kandahar province.
Further roadside IEDs and other attacks are likely in Kandahar province in the medium term.
Those in Kandahar 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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