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20 sept. 2019 | 18h25 UTC

Afghanistan: Drone strike leaves 30 dead in Nangarhar province September 19

Afghanistan Alerte de sécurité

US-claimed drone strike leaves 30 dead and dozens of others wounded in Nangarhar province September 19; similar drone strikes possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 20/9/2019, 12h00 until 22/9/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Nangahar province

Event

A United States drone attack in Khogyani district (Nangarhar province) reportedly killed 30 civilians and wounded dozens of others on Thursday, September 19. Local officials in Nangarhar province claim that the victims were farmers working in a pine nut field. US officials confirmed that the strike's intended target was an Islamic State (IS) group hideout. Further details are still emerging.

Similar drone strikes are possible in Nangarhar province over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Nangarhar province are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home government.

The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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