Incident Summary:

12/30/2019: Assailants opened fire on a security checkpoint in Haidar Abad, Jawzjan, Afghanistan. At least 21 people, including seven assailants and 14 security personnel, were killed while another ten, including five assailants and five security members, were injured in the ensuing clash. Additionally, two militia members were reported missing. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Haidar Abad

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Fayzabad district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 21 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 7
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 5
"Taliban kill 14 security personnel in north Afghanistan; AFGHANISTAN ATTACK," EFE Newswire - Americas in Focus, December 30, 2019.
"Taliban attack Afghan forces in country’s north, killing 14," Nile International, December 30, 2019.
"1st LD Writethru: 14 Afghan soldiers killed in checkpoint attack," Xinhua General News Service, December 30, 2019.