August 2020 Afghanistan attacks

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August 2020 Afghanistan attacks
Part of the War in Afghanistan
Khwaja Ghar District
Baghlan Province
Nangarhar Province
Qadis District
Panjwayi District
Balkh Province
Jaghatū District
DateAugust 2020
TargetPrison (Jalalabad)
Police station (Ghazni)
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province

The August 2020 Afghanistan attacks were multiple attacks that occurred in August 2020. The attacks left at least 165 people dead, and another 177 were injured.

Timeline of attacks[edit]

Date Location Dead Injured Details
2–3 August Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province 29 50 Jalalabad prison attack - The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province launched an attack on the prison in the Jalalabad city in Nangarhar Province.[1] At least 29 people were killed in the attack and at least 50 others were injured.[2]
5 August Baghlan Province 12 Unknown At least 12 people were killed after a mine planted by an unknown group exploded in Baghlan Province.[3]
9 August Ghazni 7 15 At least seven policemen were killed and 15 others are injured after a car bomb explodes outside a police station in Ghazni. Nobody claims responsibility for the attack.[4]
12 August Nangarhar Province 6 5 Insurgents kills at least 6 security forces and another 5 were injured in Nangarhar Province.[5]
12 August Qadis District 7 4 Taliban kills at least 4 security forces in Qadis District. 3 Talibans were also killed in the attack and another 4 were injured.[6]
12 August Farah, Farah Province 4 2 A car bombing kills at least 4 people and 2 others were injured in Farah a city located in Farah Province.[7]
13 August Panjwayi District, Kandahar Province 4 6 At least 4 people were killed and another 6 were injured after a bomb exploded in Panjwayi District, Kandahar Province.[8]
13 August Timor-Sarai, Balkh Province 12 2 Armed conflicts between Taliban terror group and security forces left at least 4 security forces dead and another 2 were injured and 8 insurgents dead in Timor-Sarai village in Balkh Province.[9]
15 August Baghlan Province
Uruzgan Province
9 9 Insurgents killed at least 4 police and injured 4 others in Baghlan Province. In another attack insurgents killed at least 5 security forces and injured 5 others in Uruzgan Province.[10]
19 August Kabul 1 1 A magnetic mine killed one and injured another in Kabul city.[11]
19 August Puli Khumri, Baghlan Province 2 11 A road side bombing kills at least 2 security forces and other 11 people were injured in Puli Khumri, Baghlan Province.[12]
19 August Kabul 3 16 A rocket attack left at least 3 people dead and another 16 were injured in Kabul.[13]
20 August Khwaja Bahauddin District, Takhar Province 14 6 Taliban kills at least 14 Afghan security forces and injured 6 others in Khwaja Bahauddin District, Takhar Province.[14]
20 August Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province 14 2 10 militants from the Taliban terrorist group were killed after attacking security forces, killing 4 of them in Khogyani district, Nangarhar Province.[15]
23 August Jaghatū District, Ghazni Province 7 0 At least 7 people have died after a bomb exploded in Jaghatū District, Ghazni Province.[16]
24 August Dih Yak District, Ghazni Province 3 6 The insurgents from terror group Taliban killed 3 Afghan security forces and injured another 6 in Dih Yak District, Ghazni Province.[17]
24 August Imam Sahib District, Kunduz Province 1 0 An attack left one member of the Afghan security forces dead in Kunduz Province.[18]
25 August Balkh District, Balkh Province 4 30 At least 4 people were killed and another 30 were injured in a truck bombing attack in Balkh District, Balkh Province.[19]
25 August Shahrak District, Ghor Province 8 6 Insurgents killed at least 8 Afghan soldiers and another 6 were wounded in Shahrak District, Ghor province.[20]
27 August Bagram District, Parwan Province 5 4 An attack in Sayad village, Bagram district, Parwan province left 4 civilians and 1 Afghan soldier dead and another 3 civilians and 1 soldier were injured.[21]
28 August Spin Boldak District, Kandahar Province 13 2 Two bombs killed at least 13 people and another 2 were injured in Spin Boldak District, Kandahar Province.[22]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hundreds of prisoners flee before Afghan forces end Islamic State jail siege". August 3, 2020 – via Reuters.
  2. ^ "Jalalabad Prison Secured After 18 Hours, 10 Attackers Killed". TOLOnews.
  3. ^ "12 People Killed in 'Roadside Blast' in Baghlan". TOLOnews.
  4. ^ "7 Police Killed in Ghazni Car Bomb: Security Source". TOLOnews.
  5. ^ "6 Policemen Killed in Taliban Attack in Nangarhar". TOLOnews.
  6. ^ "4 Security Force Members Killed in Badghis Clashes". TOLOnews.
  7. ^ "Car Bomb Rocks Farah City, 4 Killed: Local Official". TOLOnews.
  8. ^ "Four Civilians Killed in Kandahar Roadside Mine Blast". TOLOnews.
  9. ^ "4 Afghan Forces, 8 Taliban Killed in Balkh Clashes". TOLOnews.
  10. ^ "9 Security Force Members Killed in Uruzgan, Baghlan". TOLOnews.
  11. ^ "Education Official Killed in Kabul Blast". TOLOnews.
  12. ^ "2 Security Force Members Killed, 11 Wounded in Baghlan Blast". TOLOnews.
  13. ^ "3 Killed, 16 Wounded in Kabul Rocket Attacks". TOLOnews.
  14. ^ "14 Security Force Members Killed in Taliban Attack in Takhar". TOLOnews.
  15. ^ "4 Security Forces Killed in Nangarhar Attack". TOLOnews.
  16. ^ "7 Civilians Killed in Ghazni Roadside Mine Blast". TOLOnews.
  17. ^ "3 Security Force Members Killed in Ghazni Clashes". TOLOnews.
  18. ^ "Taliban Attack Security Forces Base in Kunduz". TOLOnews.
  19. ^ "Car Bomb Targets Army Unit in Balkh, Four Dead". TOLOnews.
  20. ^ "8 Local Security Force Members Killed in Ghor: Official". TOLOnews.
  21. ^ "4 Civilians, Soldier Killed in Taliban Attack in Parwan". TOLOnews.
  22. ^ "Blasts in Kandahar Kill 13 Civilians: Official". TOLOnews.