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03 Oct 2020 | 12:53 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Attack on governor’s compound kills 22 in Ghani Khail district (Nangarhar province) October 3

Afghanistan News Alert

Attack on governor’s compound kills 22 in Ghani Khail district (Nangarhar province) on October 3; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/3/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/5/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Nangahar province

Event

The detonation of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) and an attack by unidentified gunmen on the governor's compound in Ghani Khail district (Nangarhar province) on Saturday, October 3, killed at least 22 people and wounded 40 others. Reports suggest that the blast occurred in the vicinity of the compound and security forces repulsed a number of attackers who attempted to enter the complex. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack at this time.

Further attacks in Nangarhar province are likely over the near term.

Advice

Those in Nangarhar 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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