2020-08-14: According to reports on Friday (14 August), at least 27 people were killed and 11 others injured in skirmishes and attacks in several provinces of the country. In Kapisa province, a Taliban attack on a police station near Tagab resulted in three security forces being killed and another captured. In the capital Kabul, there was an attack with a bomb attached to a motorcycle. In Badakhshan province, four security forces were killed by a bomb near the village of Argo, and in the north of Kunduz province at least 18 people, including eight security forces, were killed in fighting between Taliban members and security forces in the village of Khan Abad. Two civilians were also killed when another bomb exploded in the village of Kama in Nangarhar province.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.