Incident Summary:

06/29/2019: Assailants attacked a security outpost in Gurziwan district, Faryab, Afghanistan. At least six people, including two police officers and four assailants, were killed and another five people, including three assailants, were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Taliban.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Gurziwan district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Army (ANA)
Specific Description Outpost
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description District Police Chief
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority and lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 101
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Afghan War Casualty Report: June 28-July 4; at War," The New York Times, July 4, 2019.
"Security personnel, Taliban suffer casualties in Faryab clashes," Pajhwok Afghan News English, June 30, 2019.