Incident Summary:

12/12/2020: Assailants fired three rockets at Kabul International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan. A Kam Air aircraft was damaged as a result. This was one of four related incidents in Kabul on this day where assailants fired around 10 rockets. At least one person was killed and two people were injured across the attacks. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Hamid Karzai International Airport
Specific Description Airport
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Three rockets fired from a Toyota Corolla were 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: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"One killed as multiple rockets hit Afghan capital," Al Jazeera, December 12, 2020.
"At least one person killed in rocket attack on Kabul city," Ariana News, December 12, 2020.
"FARAKHABAR: Rocket Attacks Rock Kabul for Second Time in a Month," Tolo News, December 12, 2020.