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10 Nov 2020 | 06:27 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Blast kills one in Maidan Shahr (Maidan Wardak province) November 8

Afghanistan News Alert

Blast kills one in Maidan Shahr (Maidan Wardak province) on November 8; further attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/10/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/11/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Maidan Shahr (Maidan Wardak province), Wardak province

Event

Authorities have confirmed on Tuesday, November 10, that one person was killed and five others wounded in an explosion in Maidan Shahr (Maidan Wardak province) on Sunday evening, November 8. The incident reportedly took place outside a private university and a commander of Hizb-e-Islami was reportedly killed. A member of the Provincial Council in Maidan Wardak stated that another two people were also killed by the blast, but this remains unconfirmed. Hizb-e-Islami has not commented on the incident and no group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack as of Tuesday afternoon.

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

Advice

Those in Maidan Wardak 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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