Incident Summary:

12/12/2020: Assailants fired a rocket which landed in Hawashinasi, Kabul, Afghanistan. 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:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Police District 9.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Seven rockets fired from a Toyota Corolla were used in this and two other related attacks.
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. Casualties represent a divsiion of the total number of those killed or wounded across incidents 202012120010, 202012120011, and 202012120012.
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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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.