March 20, 2024

Armed conflicts and attacks

Russian invasion of Ukraine

Kharkiv strikes

A Russian missile strike kills at least five people and injures eight others in an industrial area of Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Reuters)

Israel–Hamas war

Gang war in Haiti

Gangs attack the neighborhood of Pétion-Ville in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing at least five people. (The Washington Post)

The United States evacuates its citizens by helicopter as fighting spreads. (The Guardian)

Insurgency in Balochistan

Eight Balochistan Liberation Army gunmen are killed after trying to storm Gwadar's port in the Balochistan Province, Pakistan. Two security guards are also wounded in the gunfight, which lasted for two hours. (Al Jazeera)

Mexican drug war

Twelve bodies are found in Mexico, five inside a truck in the municipality of Villa Corona, Jalisco and seven in Sonora. (El Universal)

Disasters and accidents

Twelve people are killed in an explosion at a mine in Harnai District, Balochistan, Pakistan. (AP)

Eight people are killed, one is injured, and two are missing after the South Korean-flagged tanker Keoyoung Sun loaded with 980 tons of acrylic acid capsizes near Mutsure Island, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. (Al Jazeera)