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Afghanistan: Suspected militants kill three people in Jalalabad attack July 28

Suspected militants kill three people in complex attack in Jalalabad (Nangarhar province) July 28; no group immediately claims responsibility for the attack

28 juill. 19h02 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 28/7/2018, 12h00 until 29/7/2018, 11h59 (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Jalalabad

Event

Suspected militants launched a complex attack on a midwife training center in Jalalabad (Nangarhar province) on Saturday, July 28, killing three people and wounding seven others. Both of the assailants were killed in the operation; one died when detonating a suicide bomb while the other was killed following an hours-long gun battle with security forces.

While no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the Islamic State (IS) group is suspected of carrying it out and the Taliban have denied involvement. Additional militant attacks are possible in Jalalabad in the near-term.

Context

Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-KP) is active in Nangarhar province and frequently carries out attacks on security forces and government personnel and installations in the area, among other targets.

Advice

Individuals present in Jalalabad are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

In general, the security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Although travel is permissible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

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