List of terrorist incidents linked to Islamic State – Khorasan Province

The following is a list of terrorist attacks that have been attributed to or claimed by the Islamic State – Khorasan Province.

Logo of the Islamic State's Khorasan Province

The Islamic State – Khorasan Province (ISIS–K) is a regional branch of the Islamic State terrorist group active in South-Central Asia, primarily Afghanistan. ISIS–K, like its sister branches in other regions, seeks to destabilize and overthrow existing governments of the historic Khorasan region to establish an Islamic caliphate under its strict, fundamentalist Islamist rule.

ISIS–K has conducted numerous high-profile attacks against civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some of its most notable attacks include a suicide bombing in August 2021 that killed 13 American military personnel and least 169 Afghans in Kabul during the U.S. withdrawal from the country, twin suicide bombings in July 2018 that killed at least 131 at election rallies in Pakistan, and twin bombings in July 2016 that killed 97 Hazara protestors in downtown Kabul.

ISIS–K began with the dispatch of Afghan and Pakistani militants from al-Qaeda-aligned groups to the Syrian Civil War, who returned to the region with instructions and funding to recruit fighters for a branch of the Islamic State in the Khorasan region. The group's traditional base of power began and remains in eastern Afghanistan along the border with Pakistan. While the majority of ISIS–K attacks occur in eastern Afghanistan and western Pakistan, the group has claimed to have fired rockets into Afghanistan's northern neighbors, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Today, ISIS–K is engaged in a protracted, low-intensity conflict with the Taliban government. Though the Taliban and ISIS–K actively fought against the United States, since the U.S. withdrawal, ISIS–K has shifted its efforts to discredit, destabilize, and overthrow the Taliban regime to establish its envisioned Islamic caliphate. The Taliban, on the other hand, make efforts to target ISIS–K militants through violent raids, protect foreign diplomats and investors from ISIS–K attacks, and publicly downplay the presence of ISIS to attract foreign recognition and investment.

2015 edit

Country Date Article Location Description Dead Injured
  Afghanistan 18 April 2015 2015 Jalalabad suicide bombing Jalalabad, Nangarhar A suicide bomber detonated outside a bank in Jalalabad. 33 100
  Pakistan 13 May 2015 2015 Karachi bus shooting Karachi, Sindh A group of 8 gunmen attacked a bus in Karachi. Claim disputed. 45+ Dozens

2016 edit

Country Date Article Location Description Dead Injured
  Afghanistan 13 January 2016 Jalalabad, Nangarhar Three attackers belonging to ISIS–K launched an attack on Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The attack resulted in death of seven members of Afghan security forces.[1] 7 0
  Afghanistan 20 June 2016 Kabul attack on Canadian Embassy guards Kabul A suicide bomber targeted a convoy of Canadian embassy security guards. Both ISIS–K and the Taliban claimed responsibility. 15+ or 16 (+1) 9
  Afghanistan 23 July 2016 July 2016 Kabul bombing Kabul Two suicide bombers blew themselves up during a protest by the Hazara ethnic minority, in Kabul's deadliest attack since 2001 97 260
  Pakistan 8 August 2016 August 2016 Quetta attacks Quetta, Balochistan Multiple attackers carried out a suicide bombing and shooting at a government hospital where lawyers were gathered. (Also claimed by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar)[2] 94 130+
  Pakistan 24 October 2016 Charsadda An intelligence officer was shot dead. The attack was later claimed by ISIS–K in a statement posted on Amaq.[3] 1 0
  Pakistan 24 October 2016 October 2016 Quetta attacks Quetta, Balochistan Three armed individuals carried out mass shooting at police cadets at the Quetta Police Training College while they were asleep. One attacker killed during operation while other two blew themselves up, killing 61 cadets. (Also claimed by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi)[4][5][6] 61 160+
  Afghanistan 26 October 2016 Ghor Fighters killed at least 30 civilians after abducting them in the Afghan province of Ghor.[7] 30 0
  Afghanistan 26 October 2016 Jalalabad, Nangarhar An ISIS–K suicide bomber killed a number of Afghan tribal elders.[8] 4–15 25
  Afghanistan 4 November 2016 Ghor ISIS–K executed 31 civilians in Ghor Province.[9] 31 0
  Afghanistan 5 November 2016 Ghor ISIS–K abducted at least 6 civilians in Ghor province.[9] 0 6 kidnapped
  Pakistan 12 November 2016 2016 Khuzdar bombing Khuzdar, Balochistan At least 55 people including women and children were killed when a suicide bomber went off in the crowded Shah Noorani Shrine in Hub town, Lasbela District, Balochistan.[10] 55 (+1) 102+
  Afghanistan 16 November 2016 Kabul A suicide bomber blew himself up in a convoy with members of the Afghan National Security Forces, near the Defense ministry.[11] 6 (+1) 15
  Afghanistan 21 November 2016 Kabul A suicide bombing at a Kabul Shia mosque "Baqir-ul-Olum."[12] 30 (+1) 15
  Afghanistan 25 November 2016 Jalalabad, Nangarhar Multiple bombs exploded in Jalalabad city.[13] 6 27
  Pakistan 10 December 2016 Peshawar ISIS–K has claimed responsibility for killing a counterterrorism police officer and wounding his son in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar.[14] 1 1

2017 edit

Country Date Article Location Description Dead Injured
  Afghanistan 7 February 2017 Kabul A suicide blast at Afghanistan's Supreme Court in Kabul.[15] ISIS–K claimed responsibility.[16] 22 41
  Afghanistan 8 February 2017 Qush Tepa, Jowzjan ISIS–K killed six local employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Qush Tepa district in Afghanistan. The assailants also took another two workers with them.[16] 6 2 kidnapped
  Pakistan 16 February 2017 2017 Sehwan suicide bombing Sehwan, Sindh A suicide bombing at a shrine in southern Pakistan.[17] 90 (+1) 250
  Afghanistan 8 March 2017 March 2017 Kabul attack Kabul A group of gunmen dressed in white hospital robes attacked the Sardar Daud Khan Hospital.[18] 49 63
  Afghanistan 12 April 2017 Kabul A suicide bomber attacked near government offices in Kabul. ISIS–K claimed responsibility for the attack.[19] 5 (+1) 10
  Afghanistan 3 May 2017 Kabul A suicide car bomber detonated next to a convoy of NATO vehicles near the U.S. embassy in Kabul.[20] 8 (+1) 28
  Afghanistan 17 May 2017 Jalalabad, Nangarhar Four civilians and two police officers were killed when ISIS–K militants stormed a TV station in Jalalabad. Two militants blew themselves up and the other two have taken hostages. They were later killed by the police.[21] 6 (+4) 17
  Afghanistan 1 June 2017 Jalalabad, Nangarhar A car bomb went off outside the airport in Jalalabad.[22] 1 5
  Afghanistan 30 June 2017 Achin, Nangarhar Seven civilians were killed and five others wounded when a bomb planted by ISIS–K militants blew up in the Achin district of Nangarhar province.[23] 7 5
  Afghanistan 25 July 2017 Sar-e Pol City Militants affiliated with ISIS–K beheaded a man allegedly over sorcery in the capital of the northern province of Sar-e-Pol.[24] 1 0
  Afghanistan 31 July 2017 Kabul ISIS–K militants committed an attack on the Iraqi Embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul. One terrorist blew himself up and another three entered the embassy. Two Afghan guards were killed and three others injured in the attack.[25] 2 (+4) 3
  Afghanistan 1 August 2017 2017 Herat mosque attack Herat Two suicide bombers attacked a Shia mosque in Herat. One of the bombers shot at worshipers with a rifle before detonating himself. 33 (+2) 66
  Afghanistan 30 August 2017 Jalalabad, Nangarhar A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in front of the house of an Afghan MP in Jalalabad. The explosion killed two guards and injured another one. A second attacker was killed before he could detonate himself.[26] 2 (+2) 1
  Afghanistan 20 October 2017 20 October 2017 Afghanistan attacks Du Layna, Ghor A suicide bombing in a Sunni mosque of Ghor Province. The main target of the attack was a local commander from the anti-Taliban Jamiat party.[27][28] 33 (+1) 10
  Afghanistan 20 October 2017 Kabul A suicide bomber attacked inside a Shia mosque in Kabul.[29] 56 (+1) 55
  Afghanistan 31 October 2017 Kabul An ISIS–K suicide bomber blew himself up in Kabul.[citation needed] 14 (+1) 13
  Afghanistan 7 November 2017 Kabul A TV building was attacked in downtown Kabul by three militants. An employee and a security guard were killed. At least one militant blew himself up while the others were killed during a gunfight with security forces. ISIS–K claimed responsibility for the attack.[30] 2 (+3) 20
  Afghanistan 16 November 2017 Kabul At least 19 people including eight police officers and ten civilians were killed in a bomb explosion outside a restaurant in Kabul.[31][32][33] 19 10
  Afghanistan 18 December 2017 Kabul Gunmen attacked a training center of the National Directorate of Security in Kabul, injuring two policemen. All three attackers were gunned downed.[34] 0 (+3) 2
  Afghanistan 25 December 2017 Kabul A suicide bomb attack near the compound of Afghanistan's intelligence agency in Kabul.[35] 10 (+1) 5
  Afghanistan 28 December 2017 December 2017 Kabul suicide bombing Kabul A suicide bomber stormed a Shi'ite cultural center and news agency in the Afghan capital, killing and wounding some including a number of students attending a conference. Two other bombs were detonated in the zone.[36][37] 50 (+1) 80

2018 edit

Country Date Article Location Description Dead Injured
  Afghanistan 4 January 2018 Kabul A suicide bombing targeted a mobile police checkpoint in Kabul.[38] 20 30
  Afghanistan 7 January 2018 Kunar Insurgents stormed a security checkpoint in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province.[39] 3 8
  Afghanistan 24 January 2018 2018 Save the Children Jalalabad attack Jalalabad, Nangarhar A complex attack began with a suicide car bomb outside the Save The Children offices in the city of Jalalabad followed by gunmen entering the compound and fighting Afghan special forces.[40][41] 6 27
  Afghanistan 29 January 2018 Kabul 11 Afghan soldiers were killed and 16 others were injured when five ISIS–K militants attacked an army post in Kabul. Four attackers were later killed by the security forces and another was arrested.[42] 11 (+4) 16
  Afghanistan 24 February 2018 Kabul A suicide blast in the Shash Darak area of Kabul.[43][44] 3 (+1) 6
  Afghanistan 7 March 2018 Jalalabad, Nangarhar A suicide bomber killed three people including the local head of the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs.[45][46] 3 (+1) 16
  Afghanistan 9 March 2018 Kabul A suicide bomber set off explosives in a crowd of Shiite Muslims near a mosque complex in Kabul.[47] 10 (+1) 22
  Afghanistan 19 March 2018 Jalalabad, Nangarhar A motorcycle bombing in Jalalabad in the Afghan province of Nangarhar.[48] 4 11
  Afghanistan 21 March 2018 March 2018 Kabul suicide bombing Kabul A suicide bombing near a Shiite shrine in Kabul occurred as Afghans celebrated the Persian New Year.[49][50] 33 (+1) 65
  Afghanistan 25 March 2018 Herat Two suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in Herat, killing three including the two bombers.[51][52] 1 (+2) 9
  Afghanistan 30 March 2018 Watapur, Kunar A member of the provincial council of Kunar and a religious scholar were killed in a suicide bombing in the Watapur district of Kunar province. A security guard was also wounded in the attack.[53][54] 2 (+1) 1
  Afghanistan 17 April 2018 Darzab, Jowzjan IS fighters beheaded a 12-year-old boy in Darzab district in the northern Afghan province of Jowzjan.[55] 1 0
  Afghanistan 22 April 2018 22 April 2018 Kabul suicide bombing Kabul A suicide bomb attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul. The casualties were all civilians most of whom had been waiting outside the office to apply for their IDs to register to vote in the upcoming elections.[56][57][58] 69 (+1) 120
  Afghanistan 22 April 2018 Chaparhar, Nangarhar Three brothers were beheaded by ISIS–K militants in Chaparhar district in Nangarhar province in Afghanistan.[59] 3 0
  Afghanistan 29 April 2018 Jalalabad, Nangarhar At least seven people including children and policemen were injured in a bomb attack near a voter registration center in Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar.[60][61] 0 7
  Afghanistan 30 April 2018 30 April 2018 Kabul suicide bombings Kabul Two suicide bombings in the Afghan capital Kabul.[62][63] 29 (+2) 50
  Afghanistan 4 June 2018 Kabul A suicide bomber detonated his explosives targeting a gathering of Afghanistan's top clerics in Kabul. Afterwards, a magnetic bomb attached to a police car exploded and as a result three people were wounded. 14 (+1) 22
  Afghanistan 11 June 2018 Kabul A suicide bomber detonated his explosives at an Afghan ministry in Kabul. 17 (+1) 40
  Afghanistan 16 June 2018 Rodat, Nangarhar A suicide bomber attacked at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the Rodat district of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. 36 (+1) 65
  Afghanistan 17 June 2018 Jalalabad, Nangarhar A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the governor's compound in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad. 25 (+1) 50
  Afghanistan 30 June 2018 Khogyani, Nangarhar IS militants beheaded at least three people working as attendants for a local school in the Khogyani district of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. The school building was also set on fire. 3 0
  Afghanistan 1 July 2018 July 2018 Jalalabad suicide bombing Jalalabad, Nangarhar A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the center of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing at least 20 people including several members of the Sikh minority. 20 (+1) 20
  Afghanistan 5 July 2018 Khogyani, Nangarhar Three Taliban militants including one commander were killed and four civilians injured in a bomb blast in the Khogyani district of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. 0 (+3) 4
  Afghanistan 9 July 2018 Chaparhar, Nangarhar At least nine civilians including two children were injured in a bomb explosion in the Chaparhar district of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. 0 9
  Afghanistan 9 July 2018 Khogyani, Nangarhar A Taliban insurgent and a civilian were killed in the Khogyani district of the Afghan province of Nangarhar. 1(+1) 0
  Afghanistan 10 July 2018 Jalalabad, Nangarhar A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a petrol pump, killing two officials working for Afghanistan's intelligence agency and 10 civilians including children and sparking a fire that burned eight cars in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. Five other people were taken to hospital. 12 (+1) 5
  Afghanistan 11 July 2018 Jalalabad, Nangarhar A militant attack on the building of the provincial education department in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. One suicide bomber detonated his explosives while two more were shot dead by the security forces in a gunfight lasting several hours. 12 (+3) 9
  Pakistan 13 July 2018 13 July 2018 Pakistan bombings Mastung, Balochistan At least 131 people were killed[64] and more than 300 others injured in a suicide bombing at election rally.[65] 131 300+
  Afghanistan 15 July 2018 Kabul A suicide bomber blew himself up near a government ministry in Kabul. 8 (+1) 17
  Afghanistan 17 July 2018 Sayyad District 27 including some Taliban militants were killed in a suicide bombing that targeted a funeral for a deceased person in the Sayyad district of the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pol. 27 (+1) 23
  Afghanistan 20 July 2018 Bagrami District A child was injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up before reaching his target in the Bagrami district of Kabul province. 0 (+1) 1
  Afghanistan 22 July 2018 Kabul At least 23 people including an AFP driver were killed in a suicide bombing near Kabul International Airport as scores of people were leaving the airport after welcoming home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile. 23 (+1) 107
  Afghanistan 22 July 2018 Surkh-Rōd, Nangarhar A gunman opened fire in a mosque in the Surkh-Rōd district in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, killing four people and injuring three others, including the mosque's religious leader. 4 3
  Pakistan 25 July 2018 2018 Quetta suicide bombing Quetta, Balochistan At least 31 people including five policemen and two children were killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a polling station in the Pakistani city of Quetta. 31 (+1) 40
  Afghanistan 28 July 2018 Jalalabad, Nangarhar Two security guards and a driver were killed after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives and another attacker stormed into a training center for midwives in Jalalabad, the capital of the Afghan province of Nangarhar. The second attacker was shot in an hour-long battle with the security forces. 3 (+2) 8
  Afghanistan 30 July 2018 Rodat, Nangarhar A local tribal elder and three of his family members were killed in a suicide car bomb attack in the Rodat district of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. The son of the tribal leader also underwent some injuries in the attack. 4 (+1) 1
  Afghanistan 31 July 2018 Jalalabad, Nangarhar A suicide bomber blew up a car near the entrance to the Department of Refugees and Returnees in the Afghan city of Jalalabad and then two armed men stormed the building. The attackers took several hostages during the attack. Security killed both gunmen after about six hours. 14 (+3) 26
  Afghanistan 3 August 2018 Gardez, Paktika Two militants dressed in burqa entered a Shiite mosque in the town of Gardez in the province of Paktia and opened fire. Both attackers later blew themselves up. 48 (+2) 70
  Afghanistan 5 August 2018 Jalalabad, Nangarhar Three officers of the Afghan National Army were killed and three others injured when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in front of an army checkpoint in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. 3 (+1) 3
  Afghanistan 15 August 2018 Kabul A suicide bombing in an educative academy of Kabul. 48 67
  Afghanistan 5 September 2018 Kabul Suicide blasts targeted a Kabul Wrestling club and emergency teams, two journalists were among the dead, ISIS–K claimed responsibility for the bombing.[66][67][68][69] 26 (+2) 91
  Afghanistan 9 September 2018 Kabul A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up near a group of people commemorating the death anniversary of a resistance leader in Kabul on Sunday, killing at least seven people and injuring an additional 25, officials said, ISIS–K claimed responsibility for the attack.[70][71] 7 (+1) 25
  Pakistan 26 September 2018 Kalat, Balochistan Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in the Kalat area of Manghochar Balochistan when they clashed with ISIS–K militants in a compound, all 3 ISIS–K militants were killed.[72] 2 (+3) 6
  Afghanistan 2 October 2018 Kama, Nangarhar A suicide bomber detonated at an election rally in the Kama district of the Nangarhar Province, ISIS–K claimed responsibility through Amaq.[73][74] 14 (+1) 40
  Afghanistan 4 October 2018 Nangarhar A bomb blast at an office of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), ISIS–K claimed responsibility for the attack.[75] 2 9
  Afghanistan 10 October 2018 Momand Dara, Nangarhar Three civilians were publicly executed by ISIS–K in a desert court in the Momand Dara District of Nangarhar Province.[76] 3 0
  Afghanistan 29 October 2018 Kabul A suicide bomber targeting an Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul detonated, ISIS–K claimed responsibility for the attack.[77][78] 2 (+1) 7
  Afghanistan 31 October 2018 Kabul A suicide bomber targeting a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest prison in Kabul detonated, ISIS–K claimed responsibility for the attack.[79][80] 7 (+1) 5
  Afghanistan 12 November 2018 Kabul A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near Pashtunistan Square, in Kabul City center among a crowd of Hazaras who were protesting violence against them, ISIS–K claimed responsibility for the attack.[81][82] 6 (+1) 20
  Pakistan 23 November 2018 2018 Orakzai bombing Kalaya A suicide bomber detonated in a market in the Shi'ite dominated region of Kalaya, northern Pakistan, ISIS–K claimed responsibility.[83][84][85][86][87][88] 34 (+1) 56
  Afghanistan 23 November 2018 Khost Province A suicide bombing left 27 Afghan National Army personnel dead in a mosque at an army base in the Khost Province, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.[89][90][91][92] 27 (+1) 57

2019 edit

Country Date Article Location Description Dead Injured
  Afghanistan 15 January 2019 Kabul A car driver was killed in Kabul's PD9 when a magnetic bomb exploded while attached to the car. ISIS–K claimed responsibility and said that the person killed was an Afghan intelligence officer.[93][94] 1 0
  Afghanistan 5 February 2019 Jalalabad, Nangarhar A policeman was shot and killed by multiple gunmen in a targeted killing in the city of Jalalabad. The gunmen took the man's weapon away and ISIS–K took responsibility for the attack.[95][96] 1 0
  Afghanistan 13 February 2019 Alingar, Laghman Two Taliban members were killed in an attack by ISIL Khorasan members in Laghman's Alingar District.[97] 2 0
  Afghanistan 6 March 2019 Jalalabad, Nangarhar A suicide bomber attacked a building company near the Jalalabad Airport, later four gunmen attacked the area. All five attackers were killed in the attack. ISIS–K claimed responsibility for the attack.[98][99] 16 (+5) 10
  Afghanistan 7 March 2019 Kabul Shelling at a gathering commemorating the death anniversary of Shia leader Abdul Ali Mazari. ISIS–K has claimed responsibility for the attack. One of the attackers was arrested.[100][101] 3 22
  Pakistan 12 April 2019 2019 Quetta bombing Quetta, Balochistan A suicide blast took place in a potato stall in Shia dominated Hazarganji vegetable market.[102] 22 48+
  Afghanistan 20 April 2019 Kabul An explosion followed by gunfire targeted the Afghan Ministry of Information, killing 10 (7 civilians, 3 security personnel). The four attackers were all eventually killed.[103] 10 5
  Afghanistan 17 August 2019 17 August 2019 Kabul bombing Kabul A suicide blast took place in the men's reception area of a wedding hall in Kabul, in a Shia neighbourhood, packed with people celebrating a marriage.[104] 92 160+
  Tajikistan 6 November 2019 Rudaki, Sughd Around 20 ISIS militants from Afghanistan conducted an attack on a border post in Tajikistan after crossing into Tajikistan from Afghanistan. The attack resulted in death of a Tajik border guard and a police officer. In the ensuing firefight 15 ISIS militants were killed and five were arrested.[105][106] 17 (incl. 15 militants)

2020 edit

In 2020, ISIS–K claimed responsibility for 76 attacks, all taking place in Afghanistan. Of the 76 claimed attacks, 39 took place in Nangarhar, 24 in Kabul, 8 in Parwan, 3 in Herat, 1 in Badakhshan, and 1 in Paktia. The claimed attacks killed and wounded 759 (756 Afghan, 3 American), predominately civilians.[107]

The group did not conduct any external operations, attacks beyond its traditional operational area of Afghanistan, during 2020.[107]

ISIS–K's most casualty-producing attacks in 2020 included the suicide bombing of a funeral in Nangarhar (133+ casualties), the mass shooting in a Kabul Shia mosque (114 casualties), the complex attack on Kabul University (85 casualties), and the complex attack and prison break in Jalalabad (79 casualties).[107]

ISIS–K did not claim to have performed any beheadings during 2020.[107]

Country Date Article Location Description Dead Injured
  Pakistan 10 January 2020 January 2020 Quetta bombing Quetta On 10 January 2020, a suicide bombing took place inside a Taliban-run mosque located in Ghousabad neighborhood during Maghrib prayer in Quetta's Satellite Town area. The bomb had been planted inside a seminary in the mosque.[108] 15 (+1) 19
  Afghanistan 6 March 2020 6 March 2020 Kabul shooting Kabul Two gunmen fired from a building that was under construction.[109][110] It happened during a ceremony to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder by the Taliban of Afghan Shia leader Abdul Ali Mazari.[109] The ceremony was attended by Afghan politician Abdullah Abdullah who escaped unharmed.[109] The two gunmen were killed later the same day.[109] ISIS–K claimed responsibility for the attack.[109][111][112] 32 81
  Afghanistan 25 March 2020 Kabul gurdwara attack Kabul A suicide blast and an armed assault took place at a Sikh shrine in Kabul. During the attack there were 200 worshippers inside the shrine, among them also Indian citizens. Attackers hold hostages inside which caused a 6 hours lasting shootout. The attack resulted in 25 Sikh whorkshippers killed. After the attack, Afghan and NATO soldiers helped with the clearance operation.[113] 25 8+
  Afghanistan 12 May 2020 May 2020 Afghanistan attacks Kuz Kunar, Nangarhar A suicide bombing took place in Kuz Kunar District, Nangarhar Province at the funeral of Shaikh Akram, a police commander who died of a heart attack a day before.[114][115][116][117] 32 133+
  Afghanistan 12 May 2020 May 2020 Afghanistan attacks Kabul 16 mothers and eight children and babies are killed after Islamic State militants targeted the maternity unit of a hospital in the predominately Shi'ite Hazara neighborhood of Dashte Barchi Kabul, moving through the 55-bed maternity unit. The three gunmen were later killed during a battle with security forces. The mothers were specifically the main target of the attack according to authorities.[118] 24 (+3) 16
  Afghanistan 3 August 2020 Jalalabad prison attack Jalalabad, Nangarhar An attack was launched by ISIS–K-affiliated gunmen in Jalalabad prison, in which 200 ISIS–K-affiliated prisoners managed to escape. Three gunmen also died.[119] 29 (+3) 50+
  Afghanistan 25 October 2020 Kabul An Islamic State suicide bomber struck near an education centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday.[120] 18 (+3) 57
  Afghanistan 10 December 2020 Jalalabad, Nangarhar TV and radio presenter Malalai Maiwand and her driver were killed in a shooting attack on their vehicle in the regional capital Jalalabad. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.[121] 2 0

2021 edit

In 2021, ISIS–K claimed responsibility for 343 separate attacks, taking place in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Within Afghanistan, the group claimed 327 attacks: 173 in Nangarhar, 81 in Kabul, 21 in Kunar, 20 in Parwan, 14 in Kunduz, 5 in Samangan, 3 each in Baghlan, Farah, and Logar, 2 in Herat, and one attack each in Takhar and Kandahar provinces. In neighboring Pakistan, the group claimed 16 attacks (all in the Pashtun-dominated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province): 5 in Peshawar, 4 in Bajaur, 3 in South Waziristan, 2 in Kohat, and 1 each in Orakzai and North Waziristan districts. The claimed attacks killed and wounded 2,092 (2,052 Afghan, 13 American, and 27 Pakistani), predominately civilians.[122]

The group did not conduct any external operations, attacks beyond its traditional operating areas in Afghanistan and Pakistan, during 2021.[122]

ISIS–K's most casualty-producing attacks in 2021 included the suicide bombing at Abbey Gate against civilians and American military (332+ casualties), the suicide bombing of a Shia mosque in Kunduz (193+ casualties), the suicide bombing of a Shia mosque in Kandahar (135+ casualties), and the suicide bombing of a Kabul hospital (75+ casualties).[122]

ISIS–K did not claim to have performed any beheadings during 2021.[122]

Country Date Article Location Description Dead Injured
  Pakistan 3 January 2021 2021 Machh attack Machh, Balochistan 11 Hazara coal miners are kidnapped near their mine and then killed by Islamic State militants in Machh.[123] 11 0
  Afghanistan 2 March 2021 Jalalabad, Nangarhar Three female media workers are shot dead in Jalalabad.[124] 3 1
  Afghanistan 8 May 2021 2021 Kabul school bombing Kabul A car bombing followed by two more improvised explosive device (IED) blasts occurred in front of Sayed al-Shuhada school in Dashte Barchi, a predominantly Shia Hazara area in western Kabul. The majority of the casualties were girls between 11 and 15 years old. The attack took place in a neighborhood that has been attacked by militants belonging to ISIS–K over the years. The Taliban blamed the attack on IS–KP.[125] 90 220
  Afghanistan 10 May 2021 Pul-e-Matak, Parwan A bus was hit by an IED, leaving 2 civilians dead. IS–K claimed the attack, stating that the Shia's on the bus were the target.[126] 2 9
  Afghanistan 13 May 2021 Sardawra, Kunduz Two civilians including a child were killed after a remote-controlled explosive was detonated. IS–K later claimed responsibility.[126] 2 14
  Afghanistan 14 May 2021 Kabul 12 people were killed including an Imam while worshipping in a mosque when an IED exploded within the mosque. ISIS later claimed responsibility.[127][128] 12 15
  Afghanistan 2 June 2021 Kabul Two bombs were detonated targeting two different buses in Kabul. Both buses were transporting passengers of the Hazara ethnic group. ISIS later claimed the attack via Telegram.[129] 10 12
  Afghanistan 8 June 2021 Baghlan ISIS–K claimed responsibility for attacking de-mining workers in Baghlan Province (north of the Afghan capital Kabul), 10 de-miners were shot dead.[130] 10 16
  Afghanistan 12 June 2021 Kabul ISIS–K claimed responsibility for planting sticky bombs onto two vans carrying Shi'ites in a part of Kabul, creating two car bombs.[131] 7 4+
  Afghanistan 20 July 2021 Kabul ISIS–K took responsibility for three rocket attacks which landed outside Afghan government presidential palace. Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani and other government and security officials were taking part in prayer at the time of the attack. No casualties were reported in the attack.[132] 0 0
  Afghanistan 27 July 2021 Jalalabad, Nangarhar ISIS–K claimed responsibility for the assassination of a NDS operative.[133] 1 0
  Afghanistan 28 July 2021 Kunduz ISIS–K operatives abducted an Afghan police officer and released a video of them executing him with a pistol in the Kunduz area.[133] 1 0
  Afghanistan 29 July 2021 Jalalabad, Nangarhar ISIS–K claimed responsibility for assassinating an employee of the Pakistani embassy in Jalalabad.[134] 1 0
  Afghanistan 1 August 2021 Jalalabad, Nangarhar ISIS–K claimed responsibility for the assassination of a rival Taliban operative in Jalalabad.[133] 1 0
  Afghanistan 2 August 2021 Herat ISIS–K claimed responsibility for detonating an explosive device targeting a bus full of Shias in the city of Herat.[135][136] 3 10
  Afghanistan 9 August 2021 Jalalabad, Nangarhar ISIS–K claimed responsibility for assassinating a former officer of the Afghan army in Jalalabad.[137] 1 0
  Afghanistan 26 August 2021 2021 Kabul airport attack Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul An ISIS–K suicide bomber blew himself up at the Kabul airport, killing 170 Afghan civilians and 13 U.S. military personnel. The killed Americans were identified as 10 U.S. Marines, two soldiers and one U.S. Navy medic. Three of the killed Afghans were British citizens. More than 200 other people were wounded, including a number of Taliban members and 18 Americans.[138] 183 200+
  Afghanistan 18 September 2021 Jalalabad and Kabul A series of bomb attacks in Jalalabad and Kabul City killed 7 people, including 2 Taliban fighters, and injured 30 others. ISIS took responsibility for the series of bomb attacks and claimed that it killed or wounded more than 35 Taliban fighters in those bomb attacks.[139][140] 7 30
  Afghanistan 22 September 2021 Jalalabad, Nangarhar Two Taliban fighters and a civilian were killed in an attack by gunmen affiliated with Islamic State on security checkpoint in Jalalabad City, according to eyewitness and security officials.[141] 3 0
  Afghanistan 3 October 2021 Kabul An explosion at the entrance to the Eidgah Mosque in Kabul left at least five people dead, where a memorial service was held for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. ISIS–K later claimed responsibility, saying it targeted and killed several Taliban operatives.[142] 5 7
  Afghanistan 6 October 2021 Khost ISIS–K claimed responsibility for a grenade attack on a religious school in the city of Khost, killing at least 7 people including at least one Taliban fighter.[143][144] 7 15+
  Afghanistan 8 October 2021 2021 Kunduz mosque bombing Kunduz On October 8, a Uyghur Islamic State militant, by the name of Muhammad al-Uyghuri killed 55–100 people and injured dozens more after launching a suicide bombing on a Shi'ite mosque in the city of Kunduz.[145][146][147][148] 55 100+
  Afghanistan 15 October 2021 2021 Kandahar bombing Kandahar A suicide bombing occurred at the Imam Bargah mosque, a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in Kandahar, killing at least 65 people and wounding more than 70 others. The Islamic State – Khorasan Province claimed responsibility for the attack via their Amaq News Agency.[149] 65 70+
  Afghanistan 2 November 2021 2021 Kabul hospital attack Kabul On 2 November 2021, bombers and gunmen attacked Daoud Khan Military Hospital in Kabul. Militants attacked the hospital at its entrance gate by explosion and caused another explosion nearby, then continued the attack using guns. The Taliban said that they killed four attackers and arrested another. 25 50+
  Afghanistan 13 November 2021 Kabul At least 2 killed and at least 5 injured in IED explosion which struck a bus in traveling on the main avenue in Kabul Dashti Barchi neighborhood. 2 5
  Afghanistan 17 November 2021 Kabul Twin blasts in western Kabul's Dasht-e Barchi neighborhood killed one and wounded six others.[150] 1 6
  Pakistan 24 November 2021 Rawalpindi, Punjab On 24 November 2021, ISIS–K delineates "Khorasan Province" from "Pakistan Province" in attack claims, one involving targeted killing in Rawalpindi.[151] 1 0
  Afghanistan 23 December 2021 Kabul A car bomb exploded near the gate outside the main passport department office in Kabul.[152][153] Islamic State later claims responsibility for the attack.[153] 0 0

2022 edit

In 2022, ISIS–K claimed responsibility for 196 separate attacks, taking place in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan. Within Afghanistan, the group claimed 154 attacks: 50 in the capital city of Kabul, 32 in Kunar, 22 in Nangarhar, 11 in Takhar, 8 in Balkh, 8 in Kunduz, 5 in Logar, 4 in Herat, 4 in Laghman, 3 in Badakhshan, 1 in Parwan, 1 in Samangan, and 1 unknown. In neighboring Pakistan, the group claimed 26 attacks (all in the Pashtun-dominated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province): 20 in Bajaur, 18 in Peshawar, 2 in South Waziristan, and 1 unknown. The claimed attacks killed and wounded 1,294 (964 Afghan, 312 Pakistani), predominately civilians.[154]

The group launched its first claimed attack against Afghanistan's northern neighbor, Uzbekistan, in April 2022, targeting Uzbek forces with ten Katyusha missiles launched from Afghan territory.[154]

ISIS–K's most casualty-producing attacks in 2022 included the March bombing of a Shia mosque in Peshawar (265 casualties), September bombing of an educational center in Kabul (162), April bombing of a Shia mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif (100), and August bombing of a Shia mosque in Kabul (50).[154]

ISIS–K conducted 2 beheadings in 2022. On 15 March, the group beheaded a purported Afghan spy in Kabul city.[155] On 11 July, the group beheaded an Afghan Talib in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.[156] Images of the results of both beheadings were published in the Islamic State's an-Naba newsletter.[155][156]

Means of attack in 2022

  Pistol (21%)
  Suicide vest (2%)
  Bomb (44%)
  Rifle (18%)
  Complex attack (5%)
  VBIED (1%)
  Rockets (1%)
  Other (12%)

Attack target types in 2022

  Government (83%)
  Civilian (14%)
  Political (0.5%)
  Infrastructure (3%)

Attack locations in 2022

  Pakistan (22%)
  Afghanistan (78%)
  Uzbekistan (1%)
Country Date Article Location Description Dead Injured
  Afghanistan 1 January 2022 District 5, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 6 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 1 January 2022 District 5, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 3 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 4 January 2022 Mahmandarah, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked a supposed Afghan spy 1 0
  Afghanistan 10 January 2022 District 8, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 7 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 11 January 2022 Bel Minarha, Herat ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles and looted a dropped rifle 1 0
  Afghanistan 12 January 2022 District 9, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 2 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 13 January 2022 District 4, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 6 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 14 January 2022 Salim Karwan, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 2 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 14 January 2022 Suki, Kunar ISIS–K attacked a Taliban military base using rifles and rocket-propelled grenades 0 2
  Pakistan 14 January 2022 Shekel, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 0 0
  Afghanistan 16 January 2022 District 5, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 8 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 16 January 2022 District 22, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 5 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 16 January 2022 District 5, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 5 (claimed)
  Pakistan 16 January 2022 Peshawar ISIS–K assassinated a supposed Pakistani spy using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 16 January 2022 Badkor, Suki, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban with an unidentified weapon 1 0
  Afghanistan 22 January 2022 District 12, Herat City, Herat ISIS–K attacked a group of Afghan Shia Muslims using an unidentified explosive device 20 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 23 January 2022 Taloqan, Takhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using a pistol and looted a rifle 1 0
  Afghanistan 24 January 2022 Takht Shah, Logar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 2 1
  Afghanistan 25 January 2022 Kama, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 0 4
  Afghanistan 30 January 2022 Bisht, Sercano, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 1 1
  Afghanistan 2 February 2022 Deukal, Suki, Kunar ISIS–K burned the house of a Taliban military leader 0 0
  Pakistan 3 February 2022 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ISIS–K attacked Pakistani police using rifles 2 1
  Afghanistan 3 February 2022 Taloqan, Takhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles and looted a dropped rifle 2 0
  Pakistan 3 February 2022 Peshawar ISIS–K attacked an Afghan Talib using a pistol and looted two rifles and a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 3 February 2022 Imam Sahib, Kunduz ISIS–K killed an Afghan Talib using a knife 1 0
  Afghanistan 3 February 2022 Kunduz City, Kunduz ISIS–K killed a Shia Muslim weeks after his capture by the group 1 0
  Afghanistan 3 February 2022 Imam, Taloqan, Takhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 1 0
  Afghanistan 7 February 2022 Kama, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 14 February 2022 Suki, Kunar ISIS–K attacked a Taliban military barracks using rifles and rocket-propelled grenades 0 2
  Afghanistan 14 February 2022 Suki, Kunar ISIS–K attacked a single Afghan Talib using a rifle 0 0
  Afghanistan 15 February 2022 Hazar Naw, Mahmandarah, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 7 2
  Afghanistan 19 February 2022 Nad Ali, Helmand ISIS–K attacked an Afghan Shia Muslim using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 19 February 2022 Nad Ali, Helmand ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 23 February 2022 Suki, Kunar ISIS–K attacked a Taliban military barracks using rifles and rocket-propelled grenades 0 0
  Afghanistan 27 February 2022 Jahartaq, Kunduz ISIS–K killed an Afghan Talib and confiscated his weapon 1 0
  Pakistan 4 March 2022 2022 Peshawar mosque bombing Peshawar On 4 March 2022, an Islamic State suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shiite mosque in Peshawar, killing at least 63 people.[157] 63 (+1) 196
  Afghanistan 4 March 2022 Nad Ali, Helmand ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban in their home using hand grenades 2 3
  Afghanistan 5 March 2022 Ghani Khel, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 1 3
  Afghanistan 5 March 2022 Deukal, Suki, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 1 0
  Pakistan 8 March 2022 Sibi, Balochistan On 8 March 2022, a suicide bomber detonated a suicide vest killing six Pakistani paramilitary men and injuring 22 more.[158] 6 (+1) 22
  Afghanistan 8 March 2022 Kunduz City, Kunduz ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using a pistol 1 0
  Pakistan 10 March 2022 Garmunk, Bajaur ISIS–K attacked Pakistani military soldiers using rifles 1 1
  Pakistan 10 March 2022 Khyber Junction, Peshawar ISIS–K shot at Pakistani police using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 10 March 2022 Deukal, Suki, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 0 1
  Afghanistan 15 March 2022 Basul, Mohmand Dara, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 5 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 15 March 2022 Kabul ISIS–K beheaded a supposed Afghan spy captured in Kabul on camera 2 0
  Pakistan 15 March 2022 Phoebe, Peshawar ISIS–K shot at Pakistani police using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 15 March 2022 Asadabad, Kunar ISIS–K attacked a Taliban military base using rifles and rocket-propelled grenades 1 1
  Afghanistan 16 March 2022 Dibet, Watapur, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 0 0
  Afghanistan 17 March 2022 Lashkar Gah, Helmand ISIS–K killed an Afghan Talib and looted his pistol and motorcycle 1 0
  Afghanistan 27 March 2022 Pul-e Alam, Logar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 0 2
  Afghanistan 1 April 2022 District 12, Herat City, Herat ISIS–K attacked a group of Afghan Shia Muslims using an unidentified explosive device 30 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 2 April 2022 District 5, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 3 (claimed)
  Pakistan 8 April 2022 Mamond, Bajaur ISIS–K shot at Pakistani police using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 8 April 2022 District 4, Kunduz City, Kunduz ISIS–K destroyed an Afghan power line using an unidentified explosive device 0 0
  Afghanistan 9 April 2022 District 5, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 5 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 9 April 2022 District 8, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 5 (claimed)
  Pakistan 12 April 2022 Mamond, Bajaur ISIS–K killed a preacher it accused as being apostatic and blasphemous using an unidentified explosive device 1 0
  Pakistan 15 April 2022 Bara Khyber, Peshawar ISIS–K killed a preacher it accused as being apostatic and blasphemous using a pistol 0 1
  Afghanistan 15 April 2022 Dara-e Nur, Nangarhar ISIS–K assassinated a supposed Afghan spy using rifles 2 0
  Pakistan 17 April 2022 Khar, Bajaur ISIS–K shot at Pakistani police using a pistol 1 0
  Pakistan 17 April 2022 Salarzo, Bajaur ISIS–K destroyed a Pakistani cellular communications tower using an unidentified explosive device 0 0
  Afghanistan 18 April 2022 Takht Shah, Logar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 1 1
  Afghanistan 18 April 2022 Shekel, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 1 0
  Uzbekistan 18 April 2022 Termez, Surxondaryo ISIS–K launched ten Katyusha missiles into the city of Termez from Afghan soil, targeting Uzbek military forces 0 0
  Afghanistan 19 April 2022 District 6, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 7 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 19 April 2022 Jalalabad, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 3 2
  Afghanistan 20 April 2022 District 4, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 5 (claimed)
  Pakistan 20 April 2022 Peshawar ISIS–K shot at Pakistani police using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 21 April 2022 2022 Mazar-i-Sharif mosque bombing Mazar-i-Sharif A bomb exploded at a Shiite mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif during Friday prayers, killing 31 people and wounding 87. 31 87
  Afghanistan 21 April 2022 Kunduz Airport, Kunduz ISIS–K attacked aircrew members using an unidentified explosive device 15 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 21 April 2022 Khogyani, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 4 1
  Afghanistan 21 April 2022 Taloqan, Takhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using a pistol 0 1
  Afghanistan 21 April 2022 District 5, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device Unknown
  Afghanistan 22 April 2022 District 3, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 5 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 24 April 2022 Fayzabad, Badakhshan ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 1 2
  Afghanistan 24 April 2022 Taloqan, Takhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 1 0
  Afghanistan 26 April 2022 District 12, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 10 (claimed)
  Pakistan 26 April 2022 Mamond, Bajaur ISIS–K killed a preacher it accused as being apostatic and blasphemous using a pistol 1 0
  Pakistan 27 April 2022 Wana, South Waziristan ISIS–K shot at Pakistani police using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 28 April 2022 District 10, Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh ISIS–K attacked a group of Afghan Shia Muslims using an unidentified explosive device 15 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 28 April 2022 District 3, Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh ISIS–K attacked a group of Afghan Shia Muslims using an unidentified explosive device 15 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 28 April 2022 Jabarhar, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 1 0
  Pakistan 29 April 2022 Mamond, Bajaur ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 1 3
  Afghanistan 29 April 2022 Shalanky, Parwan ISIS–K destroyed an Afghan power line using an unidentified explosive device 0 0
  Afghanistan 30 April 2022 District 6, Kabul ISIS–K attacked a group of Afghan Shia Muslims using an unidentified explosive device 10 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 30 April 2022 Suki, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 2 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 30 April 2022 Kabul ISIS–K destroyed an Afghan power line using an unidentified explosive device 0 0
  Pakistan 2 May 2022 Wana, South Waziristan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ISIS–K shot at Pakistani police using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 7 May 2022 Achin, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 1 2
  Afghanistan 7 May 2022 Deukal, Suki, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 2 0
  Afghanistan 7 May 2022 District 17, Kabul ISIS–K destroyed an Afghan power line using an unidentified explosive device 0 0
  Tajikistan 7 May 2022 Khwaja Ghar, Takhar ISIS–K launched seven Katyusha missiles from Takhar into Tajikistan, targeting Tajik military forces 0 0
  Afghanistan 8 May 2022 Mohmand Dara, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked a Taliban military barracks using rifles and rocket-propelled grenades 3 0
  Pakistan 10 May 2022 Salarzo, Bajaur ISIS–K attacked a Pakistani police base with rifles and rocket-propelled grenades 0 0
  Afghanistan 13 May 2022 Alinkar, Laghman ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device Unknown
  Pakistan 15 May 2022 Peshawar ISIS–K killed two Pakistani Sikhs using a rifle 2 0
  Afghanistan 15 May 2022 Norkal, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 1 1
  Afghanistan 17 May 2022 District 17, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 5 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 18 May 2022 District 4, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using a pistol 2 0
  Afghanistan 19 May 2022 District 5, Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 10 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 19 May 2022 Kunduz City, Kunduz ISIS–K attacked a Afghan Shia Muslims using a pistol 3 1
  Pakistan 19 May 2022 Peshawar ISIS–K attacked Pakistani police using rifles 2 0
  Afghanistan 19 May 2022 District 4, Taloqan, Takhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using a pistol and looted a rifle 1 0
  Afghanistan 20 May 2022 Kunduz City, Kunduz ISIS–K attacked a group of Afghan Shia Muslims using an unidentified explosive device 10 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 21 May 2022 District 6, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 1 0
  Afghanistan 21 May 2022 Watapur, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using a pistol 0 1
  Afghanistan 22 May 2022 Airport Road, Kabul ISIS–K detonated a suicide vest among a gathering of Afghan Taliban morning the death of Akhtar Mansour Unknown
  Afghanistan 22 May 2022 Tangi Tashgargan, Samangan ISIS–K destroyed an Afghan power line using an unidentified explosive device Unknown
  Afghanistan 25 May 2022 District 10, Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh ISIS–K attacked a group of Afghan Shia Muslims using an unidentified explosive device 20 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 25 May 2022 District 5, Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh ISIS–K attacked a group of Afghan Shia Muslims using an unidentified explosive device 10 (claimed)
  Pakistan 25 May 2022 Peshawar ISIS–K shot at Pakistani police using a pistol 1 0
  Pakistan 26 May 2022 Peshawar ISIS–K shot and wounded a Pakistani police officer using a pistol 0 1
  Afghanistan 29 May 2022 District 11, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 3 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 29 May 2022 Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked a supposed Afghan spy 1 0
  Pakistan 29 May 2022 Peshawar ISIS–K attacked Pakistani police using rifles 0 1
  Afghanistan 30 May 2022 Norkal, Kunar ISIS–K killed a supposed Afghan spy and looted a rifle 1 0
  Afghanistan 31 May 2022 District 11, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 5 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 31 May 2022 Achin, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban with an unidentified weapon 1 0
  Afghanistan 1 June 2022 Imam Sahib, Kunduz ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 1 June 2022 Asadabad, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device Unknown
  Afghanistan 2 June 2022 Pul-e Alam, Logar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 1 0
  Afghanistan 3 June 2022 Norkal, Kunar ISIS–K attacked a Taliban military barracks using rifles and rocket-propelled grenades Unknown
  Afghanistan 5 June 2022 District 4, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 3 1
  Pakistan 5 June 2022 Bajaur ISIS–K assassinated a supposed Pakistani spy using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 10 June 2022 Pul-e Charki, Kabul ISIS–K attacked jailers at Kabul's Pul-e Charki prison using unidentified explosive devices 6 0
  Pakistan 10 June 2022 Khar Bridge, Bajaur ISIS–K attacked Pakistani police with hand grenades 0 2
  Afghanistan 11 June 2022 Airport, Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 10 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 11 June 2022 Asadabad, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 2 2
  Afghanistan 13 June 2022 ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 32 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 13 June 2022 Pul-e Charki, Kabul ISIS–K attacked jailers at Kabul's Pul-e Charki prison using unidentified explosive devices 7 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 13 June 2022 Alinkar, Laghman ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using rifles 1 0
  Afghanistan 14 June 2022 Suki, Kunar ISIS–K attacked a Taliban military base using rifles and rocket-propelled grenades 1 3
  Afghanistan 15 June 2022 Alinkar, Laghman ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 0 1
  Afghanistan 17 June 2022 Kabul ISIS–K attacked worshippers in a Hindu and Sikh temple using a rifle and eight hand grenades as well as a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) and four unidentified explosive devices 20 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 17 June 2022 Norkal, Kunar ISIS–K attacked a Taliban military vehicle with rifles and rocket-propelled grenades 5 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 19 June 2022 Ghani Khel, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 5 (claimed)
  Pakistan 19 June 2022 Peshawar ISIS–K shot at Pakistani police using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 8 July 2022 District 9, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 2 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 9 July 2022 Mano Gai, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 1 0
  Afghanistan 9 July 2022 Tabur, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 0 1
  Afghanistan 11 July 2022 Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh ISIS–K beheaded an Afghan Talib on camera 1 0
  Pakistan 12 July 2022 Mamond, Bajaur ISIS–K assassinated a supposed Pakistani spy using a pistol 2 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 13 July 2022 District 2, Pul-e Alam, Logar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Shia Muslims using rifles 4 0
  Afghanistan 15 July 2022 District 22, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 5 (claimed)
  Pakistan 16 July 2022 Barracks, Peshawar ISIS–K attacked Pakistani police using rifles 2 0
  Afghanistan 16 July 2022 District 5, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 1 0
  Afghanistan 23 July 2022 Imam Sahib, Kunduz ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 3 1
  Afghanistan 24 July 2022 District 9, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 5 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 1 August 2022 Deukal, Suki, Kunar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 6 0
  Afghanistan 3 August 2022 Kabul Two Taliban police officers were killed and four were wounded during a gunbattle with Islamic State gunmen at a hideout in Kabul. Three Islamic State militants were also killed.[159] 2 (+3) 4
  Afghanistan 5 August 2022 Jabarhar, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 5 August 2022 Kabul On 5 August 2022, eight people were killed and 18 others were injured when a bomb hidden in a cart exploded near a Shiite mosque in Kabul. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.[160] 8 18
  Afghanistan 7 August 2022 District 1, Kabul ISIS–K attacked a group of Afghan Shia Muslims using an unidentified explosive device 10 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 15 August 2022 District 3, Kabul ISIS–K attacked Afghan Taliban using an unidentified explosive device 9 (claimed)
  Pakistan 15 August 2022 Salarzo, Bajaur ISIS–K attacked and wounded an unspecified Pakistani political leader and his companion using an unidentified explosive device 0 2
  Afghanistan 30 September 2022 September 2022 Kabul school bombing Kabul A suicide bomber blew himself up at the Kaaj education center in Dashte Barchi, a Hazara neighborhood in Kabul, killing at least 52 people.[161] 52+ 110
  Afghanistan 2 December 2022 Kabul Two attackers opened fire on the Pakistan Chargé d'Affaires Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani at the Pakistani embassy compound in Kabul wounding his bodyguard.[162] 0 1
  Afghanistan 12 December 2022 2022 Kabul hotel attack Kabul 3 ISIS–K militants set off explosives and set fire to the Longan Hotel in Kabul due to its ties to the Chinese government. Six people were killed, including the attackers, and another 18 were injured, including foreign and Afghan civilians and Taliban soldiers.[163] 3 (+3) 18

2023 edit

In 2023, ISIS–K claimed responsibility for 48 separate attacks, all in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Within Afghanistan, the group claimed 22 attacks: 7 in the capital city of Kabul, 6 in Kunar, 3 in Badakhshan, 2 in Herat, Nangarhar, and 1 in Baghlan. In neighboring Pakistan, the group claimed 26 attacks (all in the Pashtun-dominated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province): 18 in Bajaur District, 7 in the provincial capital city Peshawar, and 1 in Hangu District. The claimed attacks killed and wounded 653 (370 Afghan, 283 Pakistani), predominately civilians. ISIS–K's most casualty-producing attacks in 2023 included the July bombing of a Pakistani political rally (244 casualties), October bombing of a Shia mosque in Pul-e-Khumri (74), June bombing of a funeral gathering in Fayazabad (70), and January bombing of Afghan Taliban at Kabul International Airport (50).[164]

ISIS–K did not claim to have performed any beheadings during 2023.

Means of attack in 2023

  Pistol (42%)
  Suicide vest (19%)
  Bomb (19%)
  Rifle (13%)
  VBIED (6%)
  Unknown (2%)

Attack target types in 2023

  Government (67%)
  Civilian (27%)
  Political (4%)
  Militia (2%)

Attack locations in 2023

  Pakistan (54%)
  Afghanistan (46%)
Country Date Article Location Description Dead Injured
  Afghanistan 1 January 2023 2023 Kabul airport bombing Kabul An attacker detonated a bomb outside the entrance to the military portion of Kabul International Airport.[165] 20 (claimed) 30 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 11 January 2023 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan bombing Kabul A suicide bomber detonated outside the Taliban foreign ministry office in Kabul, reportedly during the visit of a Chinese delegation.[166] 20+
  Pakistan 14 February 2023 Mamond, Bajaur ISIS–K assassinated a supposed Pakistani spy using an unidentified explosive[167] 1 0
  Afghanistan 8 March 2023 District 15, Herat City ISIS–K attacked an Taliban bureaucrat and his associates driving in Herat with rifles[167] 1 2
  Afghanistan 9 March 2023 Balkh ISIS–K killed Taliban governor of Balkh Province, Mohammad Dawood Muzammil, in a suicide-vest attack on the provincial headquarters[168][169] 2 0
  Afghanistan 11 March 2023 Balkh ISIS–K attacked Shia civilians using an unidentified explosive[170] 30 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 15 March 2023 Shirzad, Nangarhar ISIS–K attacked an unidentified Afghan government leader and his associates using an unidentified explosive[171] 0 4
  Afghanistan 15 March 2023 District 5, Kabul City ISIS–K assassinated an Afghan Talib using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 27 March 2023 Kabul City ISIS–K attacked diplomats at the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs using a suicide vest[172] 20 (claimed)
  Pakistan 27 March 2023 Tarkho, Bajaur ISIS–K assassinated a supposed Pakistani spy using a pistol[173] 1 0
  Pakistan 31 March 2023 Dir Colony, Peshawar ISIS–K killed a Sikh man using a pistol[174] 1 0
  Pakistan 1 April 2023 Peshawar City ISIS–K killed a Christian man using a pistol[175] 1 0
  Pakistan 12 April 2023 Bajaur ISIS–K assassinated an Afghan Talib using a pistol[176] 1 0
  Pakistan 5 May 2023 Inayat Kali, Bajaur ISIS–K killed an unidentified rival militant group member using an unidentified explosive[177] 1 0
  Pakistan 28 May 2023 Bilal Colony, Peshawar ISIS–K killed a supposed Pakistani spy using a pistol[178] 1 0
  Pakistan 1 June 2023 Peshawar City ISIS–K killed a preacher it accused as being apostatic and blasphemous using a pistol[179] 1 0
  Pakistan 3 June 2023 Bedda Pera, Bajaur ISIS–K killed a preacher it accused as being apostatic and blasphemous using a pistol[180] 1 0
  Afghanistan 6 June 2023 Badakhshan ISIS–K attacked the car of the Badakhshan deputy governor and his associates using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED)[181] 2 2
  Afghanistan 6 June 2023 Faizabad, Badakhshan ISIS–K attacked Badakhshan provincial government leaders using a suicide vest[182]
  Afghanistan 8 June 2023 Faizabad, Badakhshan ISIS–K attacked a funeral gathering for a leader killed by ISIS–K two days prior using a suicide-vest[183] 20 50
  Pakistan 22 June 2023 Inayat Kali, Bajaur ISIS–K assassinated a Pakistani political leader using a pistol[184] 1 1
  Afghanistan 23 June 2023 Herat City ISIS–K attacked a group of Afghan Talibs using rifles[185] 30 (claimed)
  Pakistan 23 June 2023 Rashid Garhi, Peshawar ISIS–K shot and wounded a Sikh man using a pistol[186] 0 1
  Pakistan 24 June 2023 Yakatot, Peshawar ISIS–K killed a Sikh man using a pistol[187] 1 0
  Pakistan 2 July 2023 Deukal, Suki, Kunar ISIS–K killed two Afghan Taliban using rifles and looted the drop weapons[188] 2 0
  Pakistan 30 July 2023 2023 Khar bombing Khar, Bajaur An ISIS–K suicide bomber detonated an explosive at a Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) rally in Khar.[189] 55+ 200+
  Afghanistan 1 August 2023 Suki, Kunar ISIS–K killed a supposed Afghan spy[190] 1 0
  Pakistan 16 August 2023 Inayat Kali, Bajaur ISIS–K shot and wounded a supposed Pakistan spy using rifles[191] 0 1
  Afghanistan 21 August 2023 Dar al-Aman, Kabul City ISIS–K attacked a Afghan government leader and his associates using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device[192] 5 (claimed)
  Pakistan 26 August 2023 Mamond, Bajaur ISIS–K assassinated a supposed Pakistani spy using a pistol[193] 1 0
  Pakistan 4 September 2023 Inayat, Bajaur ISIS–K assassinated an alleged Pakistani spy using a pistol[194] 1 0
  Pakistan 7 September 2023 Mamond, Bajaur An ISIS–K attacker detonated an explosive on a motorcycle carrying to Taliban killing both.[195] 2 (claimed) 0
  Afghanistan 25 September 2023 Suki, Kunar ISIS–K assassinated a Talib using rifles[196] 1 0
  Pakistan 29 September 2023 2023 Mastung bombing Mastung, Balochistan A suspected ISIS–K suicide bomber detonated an explosive during an Eid Milad-ul-Nabi procession. ISIS–K did not claim responsibility 60 50–70
  Pakistan 29 September 2023 Hangu mosque bombing Hangu One vehicle of explosives detonated at the entrance to a packed mosque, a suicide bomber detonated inside the mosque, other attackers shot at police 5 12
  Afghanistan 3 October 2023 Mazar Valley, Kunar ISIS–K assassinated a Talib using a rifle 1 0
  Afghanistan 9 October 2023 Suki, Kunar ISIS–K assassinated an alleged spy of the Afghan government using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 13 October 2023 2023 Pul-i-Khumri bombing Pul-e-Khumri, Baghlan An ISIS–K suicide bomber detonated a suicide vest in the Hazarat Shia Imam Zaman Mosque in Pul-e-Khumri, capital of Baghlan Province.[197] 7+ 15
  Pakistan 24 October 2023 Salarzi, Bajaur An attacker assassinated a reported Pakistani intelligence officer in a market using a pistol[197] 1 (claimed) 0
  Afghanistan 26 October 2023 Dasht-e-Barji, Kabul An ISIS–K attacker detonated a suitcase bomb in a Shia gathering in Kabul City[197] 30 (claimed)
  Pakistan 27 October 2023 Inayat, Bajaur ISIS–K assassinated a leader of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (affiliate of Lashkar-e-Taiba) with a pistol 1 0
  Pakistan 29 October 2023 Mamond, Bajaur ISIS–K assassinated a Talib using a pistol 1 0
  Pakistan 5 November 2023 Inayat, Bajaur ISIS–K attempted to assassinate a Pakistani spy using a pistol, wounding him[198] 0 1 (claimed)
  Pakistan 6 November 2023 Pashtakhrah, Peshawar ISIS–K assassinated a supposed Pakistany spy using a pistol 1 (claimed) 0
  Afghanistan 7 November 2023 Kabul ISIS–K detonated an explosive planted in a Shia-filled bus in Kabul City[198] 30 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 10 November 2023 Narnak, Kunar ISIS–K assassinated a Talib using an explosive[199] 1 (claimed) 0
  Pakistan 11 November 2023 Mamond, Bajaur ISIS–K detonated a suicide vest assassinating an alleged Pakistani intelligence officer[199] 1 (claimed) 0
  Pakistan 12 November 2023 Inayat, Bajaur ISIS–K assassinated a Talib with a pistol[199] 1 (claimed) 0
  Pakistan 21 December 2023 Khar, Bajaur ISIS–K bombed a vehicle killing a vehicle claiming to kill a Pakistani intelligence officer 1 (claimed) 0
  Pakistan 21 December 2023 Mamond, Bajaur ISIS–K detonated two explosives in Douma Dula claiming to have killed four Pakistani spies 4 (claimed) 0

2024 edit

Country Date Article Location Description Dead Injured
  Afghanistan 2 January 2024 Suki, Kunar Province ISIS–K killed a supposed spy of the Afghan government using a pistol.[200] 1 0
  Iran 3 January 2024 2024 Kerman bombings Kerman, Kerman province Two explosives were detonated during a commemorative ceremony marking the assassination of Qasem Soleimani at his tomb in eastern Kerman, Iran.[201] 94 284
  Afghanistan 6 January 2024 Dasht-e-Partish, Kabul An explosive placed inside a bus crowded with Shia Muslims detonated west of Kabul killing or injuring up to 20 Shia[202] 20 (claimed)
  Pakistan 7 January 2024 Mamund, Bajaur An explosive was detonated on a Pakistani police vehicle, ISIS claims to have destroyed the vehicle, killed 5, and wounded 25 others[202] 5 (claimed) 25 (claimed)
  Afghanistan 9 January 2024 Kabul ISIS–K attackers detonated a vehicle-born improvised explosive device on a vehicle carrying employees of the Pul-e-Charki maximum security prison.[202] 10 (claimed) 0
  Pakistan 12 January 2024 Ali Zai, Bajaur ISIS–K wounded a supposed Pakistani spy using a bomb.[203] 0 1
  Afghanistan 19 January 2024 Suki, Kunar Province ISIS–K beheaded a supposed spy from the Afghan government.[204] 1 0
  Pakistan 31 January 2024 Siddiqabad, Bajaur An independent candidate of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party was assassinated shortly before the 2024 Pakistani general election[205][206] 1 3
  Pakistan 7 February 2024 2024 Balochistan bombings Pishin District and Qilla Saifullah District, Balochistan Twin bombings occurred at two political offices in Balochistan province a day before the Pakistani general election.[207] 30 28+
  Pakistan 27 February 2024 Mamond, Bajaur ISIS–K killed two alleged Pakistani intelligence spies with a pistol[208] 2 0
  Pakistan 5 March 2024 Bara, Khyber ISIS–K assassinated a member of the Afghan Taliban with a pistol[209] 1 0
  Pakistan 16 March 2024 Mamond, Bajaur ISIS–K killed a supposed Pakistani spy using a pistol 1 0
  Afghanistan 21 March 2024 2024 Kandahar New Kabul Bank bombing Police District 1, Kandahar An ISIS–K suicide bomber detonated outside the Kabul Bank in Kandahar City. ISIS–K claimed the attack and published the attacker's alias, Muawiya Panjshiri 21+ 50+
  Russia 22 March 2024 Crocus City Hall attack Krasnogorsk The group's first attack outside southwest Asia, at least four gunman launched an attack on a concert hall and shopping mall in Krasnogorsk, with rifles and incendiaries, killing at least 135.[210] The attack was claimed by ISIS–K.[211] 139+ 182+
  Pakistan 25 March 2024 Suki, Kunar Province ISIS–K detonated an explosive on a Taliban government vehicle wounding a Talib and damaging the vehicle[211] 0 1
  Pakistan 3 April 2024 Ghulam Khan, North Waziristan ISIS-K reportedly assassinated a JuI-F politician using rifles[212] 1 0
  Pakistan 6 April 2024 Mamund, Bajaur ISIS-K attacked Pakistani police using an unidentified explosive device[212] 1 1

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