Incident Summary:

10/24/2020: A suicide bomber detonated their explosives in an alley near a tutoring center in Dasht-e-Barchi, Kabul, Afghanistan. In addition to the suicide bomber, 40 civilians were killed and 70 civilians were injured during the attack. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Dasht-e-Barchi area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Kawsa-e Danish Center
Specific Description Tutoring Center
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
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Ali Reza. Casualty number conflict across sources, Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are here
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 41 Fatalities / 70 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 41
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 70
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Deadly suicide bombing hits Kabul educational centre," Al Jazeera, October 24, 2020.
"At least 10 killed, 20 injured in Afghan capital blast," Tolo News, October 24, 2020.
"Schoolchildren among 18 killed, 57 wounded in Kabul suicide attack; toll expected to rise," India Today, October 24, 2020.