Incident Summary:

12/21/2020: Assailants armed with tanks and an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a district center in Dawlatabad, Faryab, Afghanistan. At least three soldiers and seven assailants were killed while five people, including civilians, and five assailants were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the district center of Dawlatabad district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Dawlatabad District
Specific Description Center
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 Vehicle
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A Humvee laden with 1,500 kilograms of explosives and tanks were used in the attack
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
Additional Information Sources report conflicting casualty numbers, most recent reliable used.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 7
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 5
"Afghanistan- Dawlat Abad on The Verge of Collapse: Faryab," MENAFN - Business & Finance News (English), December 23, 2020.
"Car bombing killed three, injured 10 in north Afghanistan," Afghan Islamic Press news agency, December 23, 2020.
"Afghanistan- Faryab Bombing Bauses ANA Soldiers Casualties," MENAFN - Business & Finance News (English), December 22, 2020.