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9 Wounded in Drone Attack on Abha International Airport

Date of Occurrence: 2nd July 2019 Location: Abha, Saudi Arabia Event: Drone Attack Fatalities: 0 Injuries/Displaced: 9

9 people were injured by a drone attack on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia. Houthi rebels have claimed credit for this second drone attack on the airport in as many months.


Al Jazeera

Washington Post

Voice of America

16 killed and Over 100 Wounded by Explosion, Gunfight in Kabul Targeting Defense Ministry Engineers

Date of Occurrence: 1st July 2019 Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event: Complex Attack Fatalities: 16 Injuries/Displaced: 106

At least 16 people were killed and more than 100 injured by a Taliban attack in Kabul. 50 of the injured were children from 5 nearby schools. A large bomb was detonated outside a defense ministry building, followed by several fighters entering a high rise next door to the logistics and engineering department. A gun battle broke out, lasting nearly 8 hours, with the attackers shooting down into the compound and on the streets. Over 200 people were rescued from nearby buildings by special forces and police.

The Taliban claimed to be purposefully attacking the logistics and engineering department of the ministry of defense.


Al Jazeera



Dozens Killed in Complex Attack on Government Office in Maruf District

Date of Occurrence: 30th July 2019 Location: Maruf District, Afghanistan Event: Complex Attack Fatalities: up to 50 Injuries/Displaced: unk

A government office in Maruf District, Afghanistan where workers were registering voters for presidential elections in September was targeted by 4 suicide bombers in Humvees that drove into the compound, followed by a ground assault that was repelled by security forces. An investigation is still under way, but as many as 50 workers and security forces are thought to have been killed in the initial blasts and fighting. The district center was overran by Taliban forces nearly two years ago, prompting officials to move their offices just 25 miles away. Many nearby villagers have fled due to the seizure of large areas. The attack occurred during a day of heavy fighting and multiple attacks throughout Afghanistan as the Taliban launches its spring offensive. Reports indicate the new headquarters may have been captured, along with soldiers and vehicles. Peace talks between the Taliban and United States to end the 18 year war are underway, but Taliban forces who control over half of the country reject the current election process. Fighting slowed down after Afghan forces launched several airstrikes, killing “many” insurgents.



NY Times