Incident Summary:

12/30/2019: Assailants attacked a security post in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar, Afghanistan. This was one of seven attacks on security posts in Kandahar on this date. At least 65 assailants were killed across all seven attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Shah Wali Kot district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Security Force (ANSF)
Specific Description Security Post
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed across incidents 201912300028, 201912300029, 201912300030, 201912300031, 201912300032, 201912300033, 201912300034.
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 6 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Over 60 Taliban militants killed in south Afghan province," Afghan Islamic Press news agency, December 31, 2019.
"Terrorism Digest: 30-31 Dec 19," BBC Monitoring, December 31, 2019.