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18 Nov 2020 | 08:37 AM UTC

Roadside blast kills five in Faryab province November 18

Afghanistan News Alert

Roadside blast kills five security personnel in Qaramqul district (Faryab province) on November 18; further attacks likely in Faryab in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/18/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/19/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Qaramqul district (Faryab province), Faryab province

Event

Five security personnel were killed in a roadside blast in Qaramqul district (Faryab province) on Wednesday morning, November 18. Among those killed was Safar Mohammad Bidar, the police chief for Qaramqul district. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

Further attacks are likely to occur in Faryab province and across Afghanistan over the medium term.

Advice

Those in Faryab 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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