Afghanistan, Armed Conflict / War, Level 3: Border clash leaves casualties at Afghan-Uzbek border in Shortepa District – Balkh, Afghanistan

2022-08-24: According to the sources, many casualties were reported on Monday (22 August) following an armed clash between the Taliban fighters and Uzbekistan border guards in Shortepa District of Balkh Province. As per reports, the fighting emerged after the Uzbek army shot down Afghan men who went to the border strip to collect liquorice.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Ongoing armed clashes are to be expected. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.