Incident Summary:

12/26/2020: A landmine detonated targeting the vehicle of Agha Mir Wadan, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) district head, in Nawa-i-Barakzayi district, Helmand, Afghanistan. Two people, including Wadan and a bodyguard, were killed and three bodyguards were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Nawa-i-Barakzayi district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity National Directorate of Security (NDS)
Specific Description Nawa District Head: Agha Mir Wadan
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 Land Mine
Weapon Details
A roadside landmine was 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Afghan security official killed in roadside bomb blast in Helmand," Businessworld India, December 27, 2020.
"Terrorism Digest: 26-27 Dec 20," BBC Monitoring, December 27, 2020.