A radio reporter was killed after an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in Lashkargah (Helmand province) on Thursday, November 12. The incident occurred in police district 1 (PD1). The device was magnetically attached to Elyas Dayee's vehicle before being detonated. Three others were wounded in the attack. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which was the latest in a series of incidents targeting media workers.
Further attacks are likely to occur in Helmand province and across Afghanistan over the medium term.
Those in Helmand province are advised to monitor the situation, 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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