October 2020 Afghanistan attacks

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October 2020 Afghanistan attacks
Part of the War in Afghanistan and Taliban insurgency
LocationAfghanistan
DateOctober 2020
Attack type
Car bombing
Shooting
Suicide bombing
WeaponsBombs
Guns
Deaths243 (+10 perpetrators)
Injured339
PerpetratorsISIL
Taliban

The October 2020 Afghanistan attacks were multiple attacks launched by insurgents including the Taliban and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province in October 2020. The attacks left at least 243 people dead and another 339 were injured. 10 perpetrators were also killed in these attacks.

Timeline of attacks[edit]

Date Location Dead Injured Details
1 Grishk District, Helmand Province 9 (+1) 4 A suicide bombing left at least nine people including four civilians dead in a late-night attack in Grishk District in Helmand Province. A small child and three security personnel were wounded.[1]
3 Shinwar District, Nangarhar Province 15 30 A car bombing kills at least 15 people and another 30 were injured. The attack occurred in Shinwar District, Nangarhar Province.[2]
5 Laghman Province 8 (+1) 38 A suicide bombing kills at least 8 people and another 38 were injured in Laghman Province.[3]
7 Tagab District, Kapisa Province 3 0 A bomb kills at least 3 people in Tagab District, Kapisa Province.[4]
8 Imam Sahib District, Kunduz Province 6 6 Taliban kills 6 security forces and another 6 were injured in Imam Sahib District, Kunduz Province.[5]
9 Aliabad District, Kunduz Province 8 7 Taliban kills 4 Afghan soldiers and 4 police in Aliabad District, Kunduz Province. 5 soldiers and two police were also injured in the attack.[6]
9 Helmand Province 3 3 In Helmand Province Taliban kills at least 3 security forces and another 3 were injured.[6]
10 Grishk District, Helmand Province 5 9 A bomb kills at least 5 people and another 9 were injured in Grishk District, Helmand Province.[7]
10 Shindand District, Herat Province 2 10 A bus hit a bomb. The attack left 2 people dead and 10 others were injured in Shindand District, Herat Province.[7]
11 Sar-e Pol Province 13 3 At least 13 people including 10 Afghan soldiers were killed and another 3 people were injured in roadside bombing in Sar-e Pol Province.[8]
14 Kushki Kuhna District, Herat Province 5 13 A roadside bomb kills at least 5 people and another 13 were injured in Kesh-e-Kohna district.[9]
14 Asmar, Kunar Province 5 0 At least 5 people were killed by a bomb in Asmar district.[9]
14 Mihtarlam, Laghman Province 3 7 A bomb kills at least 3 people and another 7 were injured in Mehtarlam, Laghman Province.[9]
18 Sahib District, Kunduz Province 8 0 Taliban kills at least 8 security forces in Sahib District, Kunduz Province.[10]
18 Chaghcharan, Ghor Province 12 100 A car bombing attack kills 12 people and another 100 were injured in Chaghcharan, Ghor Province.[11]
20 Zazi Maidan District, Khost Province 2 2 The governor of Zazi Maidan District and a bodyguard was shot dead and another 2 were injured in eastern Khost Province.[12]
20 Jalrez District, Maidan Wardak Province 5 9 At least 5 people were killed and 9 were injured after two bombing attacks. The attacks occurred in Jalrez District, Maidan Wardak Province.[13]
20 Kang District, Nimruz Province 12 0 At least 12 police were killed after two bombs exploded in Kang District, Nimruz Province.[14]
21 Baharak District, Takhar Province 47 3 Taliban kills at least 47 police and injured 3 others in Baharak District, Takhar Province.[15]
22 Shareen Tagab District, Faryab Province 4 10 Taliban attack Shareen Tagab District, Faryab Province with mortar. The attack left at leas 4 people dead and another 10 were injured.[16]
23 Khash Rod District, Nimroz Province 20 0 Taliban kills at least 20 Afghan soldiers. The attack occurred in Khash Rod District, Nimroz Province.[17]
24 Nimruz Province 6 2 Taliban kills at least 6 security forces and injured 2 others in Nimruz Province.[18]
24 Ghazni, Ghazni District, Ghazni Province 9 1 At least 9 people were killed and another were injured after two bomb exploded in Ghazni, Ghazni District, Ghazni Province.[19]
24 Kabul, Kabul Province 30 (+1) 70 October 2020 Kabul suicide bombing - A suicide bombing kills at least 30 people and another 70 were injured outside an educational center in Kabul, Kabul Province.[20] The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province claimed responsibility for the attack.[21]
26 Kabul, Kabul Province 0 3 At least 3 people were injured in a magnetic mine explosion in Kabul.[22]
27 Kabul, Kabul Province 3 10 A blast by a magnetic mine left at least 3 people dead in Kabul.[23]
27 Khost, Khost Province 0 (+7) 0 Shooting and car bombings attacks occurred in Khost city. At least 7 perpetrators were killed by the security forces.[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Helmand Blast Kills 9, Including 2 Women: Official". TOLOnews. 1 October 2020. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Car Bomb Explosion Kills 15 in Nangarhar". TOLOnews. 3 October 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Laghman Governor Survives Suicide Attack, 8 Killed: MoI". TOLOnews. 5 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  4. ^ "3 Civilians Killed in Kapisa Roadside Blast". TOLOnews. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  5. ^ "6 Security Force Members Killed in Taliban Attack in Kunduz". TOLOnews. 8 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  6. ^ a b "11 Security Force Members Killed in Kunduz, Helmand: Sources". TOLOnews. 9 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Seven Civilians Killed in Helmand, Herat Blasts". TOLOnews. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  8. ^ "13 People Killed in Roadside Blast in Sar-e-Pul". TOLOnews. 11 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  9. ^ a b c "13 Civilians Killed, 20 Wounded in Laghman, Herat Blasts". TOLOnews. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  10. ^ "8 Local Force Members Killed in Kunduz: Source". TOLOnews. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  11. ^ "12 Civilians Killed, More than 100 Wounded in Ghor Blast". TOLOnews. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  12. ^ "District Governor in Khost Killed in Ambush". TOLOnews. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Civilians Killed in Maidan Wardak Blast: Official". TOLOnews. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  14. ^ "12 Police Force Members Killed in Nimroz Blasts". TOLOnews. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  15. ^ "47 Security Force Members Killed in Takhar Fighting: MP". TOLOnews. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  16. ^ "4 Civilians Killed, 10 Wounded in Faryab Mortar Attack". TOLOnews. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  17. ^ "20 ANA Personnel Killed in Taliban Attack in Nimroz: Official". TOLOnews. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  18. ^ "Six Security Personnel Protecting Kamal Khan Dam Killed: Official". TOLOnews. 24 October 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  19. ^ "Blasts Kill Nine People in Ghazni: Official". TOLOnews. 24 October 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  20. ^ "Latest: At Least 30 Killed in Saturday's Blast in Western Kabul". TOLOnews. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  21. ^ Hakimi, Abdul Qadir Sediqi, Orooj (25 October 2020). "Suicide bombing at Kabul education centre kills 24, students among the victims". Retrieved 25 October 2020 – via Reuters.
  22. ^ "Three Civilians Wounded in Kabul Magnetic Mine Blast". TOLOnews. 26 October 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  23. ^ "Three Killed in Magnetic IED Blast in Kabul: Official". TOLOnews. 27 October 2020. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  24. ^ "Attack on Police Special Unit in Khost Ends, Gunmen Killed". TOLOnews. 27 October 2020. Retrieved 27 October 2020.