Incident Summary:

12/25/2016: Assailants attacked Garmjar village in Darzab, Jawzjan, Afghanistan. At least three people were killed, five people were injured, and two people were abducted after assailants seized the village from uprising forces. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Darzab district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Garmjar Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pro-IS militants kill three teenagers in Afghan north - official," Ariana TV, December 26, 2016."
"Residents protest against Daesh over killing youth," Pajhwok Afghan News English, December 27, 2016."
"Pro-Daesh rebels blamed for killing civilians in Jawzjan,", December 28, 2016."