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19 Nov 2020 | 06:17 PM UTC

VBIED detonation kills two in Kandahar November 19

Afghanistan News Alert

VBIED detonation kills two in Kandahar on November 19; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/19/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/21/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kandahar

Event

The detonation of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) has killed two civilians and wounded 20 others in Kandahar city on Thursday, November 19. Media sources indicate that an explosive-laden motorcycle was detonated near a police checkpoint in Police District 3 (PD3) on Thursday evening. The deputy police chief of Kandahar and one other police officer were reportedly among those wounded. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Localized disruptions and a heightened security presence are likely in the vicinity of the blast in the near term. Attacks are likely to occur in Kandahar province, and across Afghanistan, in 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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