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Afghanistan: VBIED blast kills four in Maiwand district (Kandahar province) November 8

Afghanistan News Alert

VBIED blast kills four in Maiwand district (Kandahar province) on November 8; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/9/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/11/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Maiwand district (Kandahar province), Kandahar

Event

The detonation of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) killed four people in Maiwand district (Kandahar province) during the evening of Sunday, November 8. The blast occurred in the vicinity of the district's police headquarters at 20:00 (local time) and resulted in the wounding of 40 others. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Attacks are likely to occur in Kandahar province and across Afghanistan over the medium term.

Advice

Those in Kandahar province 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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