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14 Feb 2020 | 01:20 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Air strike leaves eight dead in Nangarhar province February 14

Air strike leaves at least eight dead in Nangarhar province February 14; similar air strikes possible over the near term

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Event

An air strike targeting a vehicle in eastern Nangarhar province reportedly killed at least eight people on Friday, February 14. Unconfirmed sources report that the fatalities were all civilians. The incident was confirmed on Friday by a spokesman for the provincial governor of Nangarhar, but the victims were not identified. Further air 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.