Incident Summary:

12/27/2020: Assailants abducted 15 passengers from a highway in Qarabagh district, Ghazni, Afghanistan. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. This was one of three related abductions in Ghazni on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Taliban.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Qarabagh district

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Jaghuri-Qarabagh highway.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
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 Yes
Number of Hostages 15
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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 abducted.
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 Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Afghanistan- Taliban abduct six civilians in Ghazni," MENAFN - Business & Finance News (English), December 28, 2020.
"Afghanistan- Taliban Abducts '15 Passengers' in Ghazni Province," MENAFN - Business & Finance News (English), December 28, 2020.
"Taliban abduct 20 civilians in southeastern Afghanistan," News.Az, December 28, 2020.