Incident Summary:

12/31/2020: An explosive device attached to the vehicle of the Presidential Office's deputy director detonated in Police District 7, Kabul, Afghanistan. The driver was killed, and the deputy director was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



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

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Afghanistan
Specific Description Vehicle of Afghan Presidential Office Deputy Director: Mohammad Jawid Wali
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 Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
A magnetic mine attached to a vehicle 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
Additional Information Casualties conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Afghan War Casualty Report: December 2020," Feed, December 10, 2020.
"Afghan media highlights 31 Dec 20," BBC Monitoring, December 31, 2020.
"Terrorism Digest: 30-31 Dec 20," BBC Monitoring, December 31, 2020.