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12 mai 2020 | 13h02 UTC

Afghanistan: Suicide attack kills 17 and wounds 30 in Nangarhar province May 12

Afghanistan Alerte de sécurité

Suicide attacker detonates device at funeral and leaves 17 dead and 30 wounded in Nangarhar province on May 12; heightened security presence expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/5/2020, 12h00 until 14/5/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Afghanistan


A suicide bomber reportedly detonated a device during a funeral in Nangarhar province on Tuesday, May 12, killing at least 17 civilians and wounding 30 others. The Taliban have denied responsibility for the attack. The number of fatalities is subject to rise in the coming hours.

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.


Individuals in Nangarhar are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and obey all instructions issued by local authorities or 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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