Incident Summary:

12/23/2020: Assailants opened fire on the executive director of Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) in Police District 7, Kabul, Afghanistan. The executive director and his driver were killed in the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Chihil Sutun area of police district 7.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA)
Specific Description Executive Director: Yousuf Rasheed
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Moslemyar group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Election official gunned down in Afghanistan's Kabul," Xinhua General News Service, December 23, 2020.
"Head Of Afghan Election Monitoring Group Killed In Kabul Attack," Gandhara RFE, December 23, 2020.
"Afghanistan- Yousuf Rasheed, FEFA Head and Activist, Killed by Gunmen," MENAFN - Business & Finance News (English), December 23, 2020.