A group of three gunmen launched an attack on a police checkpoint in Herat (Herat province) on the morning (local time) of Tuesday, May 19. The incident reportedly took place in Gul Khana area of Injil district. Clashes ensued between police and the assailants resulting in at least two gunmen and one policeman killed. The third assailant was wounded in the incident and fled the scene. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
Similar attacks are possible in Herat province over the near term.
Individuals in Herat 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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