Incident Summary:

11/21/2020: Assailants fired a rocket targeting the Green Zone in Kabul, Afghanistan. There were no reported casualties in the attack as the rocket did not explode. This was one of 12 incidents in Green Zone on this date. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to the Taliban, which denied involvement.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Green Zone area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Other
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Green Zone
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A rocket was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which non-military entities were targeted.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Taliban (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Rocket attack on Afghan capital kills 8 as Pompeo arrives in Doha for peace talks," Oman Observer, November 21, 2020.
"IS releases images of rocket attack on Green Zone in Kabul," RocketChat messaging service, November 24, 2020.