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22 sept. 2020 | 17h24 UTC

Pakistan: Cross-border firing kills one in Bajaur district (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province) September 21

Pakistan Alerte de sécurité

Cross-border firing kills one in Bajaur district (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province) on September 21; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 22/9/2020, 12h00 until 24/9/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Bajaur agency (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

Event

Cross-border firing from neighboring Afghanistan resulted in the death of a soldier in Bajaur district (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province) on Monday, September 21. Reports suggest that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a border post in the area.

Further attacks are possible in the area in the immediate term.

Context

Militant groups based in Afghanistan frequently target Pakistani border posts along the mainly porous border. Pakistan is currently constructing fencing to prevent the movements of militant groups across the border.

Advice

Individuals in Bajaur and surrounding areas are advised to monitor developments, avoid the border area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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