Incident Summary:

09/06/2020: Assailants attacked security outposts in Bihsud, Wardak, Afghanistan. At least two soldiers were injured and another soldier was taken hostage in the attack. The outcome of the abduction is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Alipour militia.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Markazi Bihsud district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Security Outposts
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
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
Alipour militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
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
"Afghanistan- Alipour's men ambush Afghan security outpost," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), September 6, 2020.
"Alipour’s men abduct, beat policemen in Maidan Wardak," Pajhwok Afghan News, September 6, 2020.
"Alipour's men abduct, beat policemen in Maidan Wardak," Pajhwok Afghan News English, September 6, 2020.