Incident Summary:

12/26/2020: An explosive device detonated targeting a police vehicle in Dih Sabz district, Kabul, Afghanistan. Three security forces members were injured in the blast. This is an error on my part and it should include “This was one of four coordinated attacks in Kabul on the same day. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Dih Sabz district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Vehicle
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
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Four people killed in several blasts in Afghanistan," MENAFN - Business & Finance News (English), December 27, 2020.
"Deadly 4 IED Attacks Hit Kabul City," MENAFN - Business & Finance News (English), December 26, 2020.
"Blasts rocks Kabul; two security personnel killed," UNI (United News of India), December 26, 2020.