Incident Summary:

08/26/2018: Assailants armed with firearms and rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) attacked foresters traveling in a vehicle in Farkhor, Khatlon, Tajikistan. Two of the foresters were killed and one was injured in the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:


Farkhor district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Tajikistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and Kalashnikov assault rifles were used in the attack.
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
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Taliban militants attacked Tajik citizens near Tajik-Afghan border – Border Service," Trend News Agency, August 27, 2018.
"Gunmen kill 2 in attack on Afghan-Tajik border," Washington Post, August 27, 2018.
"Tajik or Russian plane has bombed an Afghan border area in Takhar province, says Afghan official," The Express Tribune, August 27, 2018.