Incident Summary:

06/30/2019: Assailants attacked a security outpost in Qorghan Tepa, Kunduz, Afghanistan. This was one of three related attacks in Qorghan Tepa on this date. At least thirteen soldiers were killed, seven soldiers were injured, and 20 security personnel were abducted across the attacks. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incidents.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Qorghan Tepa

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Imam Sahib district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Outpost
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 6
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted. Casualty numbers reflect a division of the total number of those killed/wounded across incidents 201906300005, 201906300016, and 201906300017. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Dozens Killed as Taliban Bombs in 4 Humvees Rip Through Afghan District," The New York Times, June 30, 2019.
"14 policemen killed, 20 captured in Kunduz assault," Pajhwok Afghan News English, June 30, 2019.
"Terrorism Digest 29-30 Jun 19," BBC Monitoring, July 1, 2019.