IED attack targets Afghani Government Official and bodyguard team; 4 Dead.
The violence in Afghanistan continues. On March 19th, a senior Afghan lawmaker and his four man protective detail were targeted and attacked by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) in the province of Helmand.
The IED attack killed all four members of the bodyguard detail that had been assigned to protect Afghani parliament member Daad Mohammad. Daad was miraculously not injured in the attack. The protective detail was hit in the Lashkar Gah District causing extensive damage to the vehicle they were driving.
Initial reports from the site of the ambush describe the IED attack as “well planned”, additional information suggests that the IED attack was detonated by remote control rather than being command detonated.
Bodyguard Careers contacted one of the team members that was assigned to a US backed protection detail in Helmand province to inquire about the current ground situation. The team member reported back via e-mail that the Taliban and Al Qadia have been extremely active in this region of Afghanistan and are making strong leaps at resurrecting their extremist movement.
The region is a “hot bed” of enemy activity which caused the need for trained and experienced high threat protection team members to remain in the area. Though no one has claimed responsibility, the ambush has all the earmarks of a Taliban operation.