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ID Month Day Year Country Sort descending UN INGO LNGO and NRCS ICRC IFRC Other Nationals killed Nationals wounded Nationals kidnapped Total national staff Internationals killed Internationals wounded Internationals kidnapped Total international staff Total victims Gender Male Gender Female Gender Unknown Means of attack Attack context Location Latitude Longitude Actor type Actor name Details Verified Source
217 Feb 2003 Chechnya 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 64.6863136 97.7453061 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff kidnapped, fate unknown (presumed killed). Archived Archived
235 Jun 2003 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Unknown 64.6863136 97.7453061 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff shot and killed. Archived Archived
243 Jul 2003 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 64.6863136 97.7453061 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff shot dead in home by unknown assailants dressed in civilian clothes. Interviewees made reference to reports that three men had called for victim's brother at their home and victim went out to speak to them. Yes Focal Point
246 Aug 2003 Chechnya 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Home 43.3976147 45.6985005 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff abducted from their home, has never been found (presumed killed). Archived Archived
16 Jul 1997 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Individual attack Home 43.3976147 45.6985005 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO local staffer killed in home attack. Archived Archived
17 Jul 1997 Chechnya 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43.3976147 45.6985005 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (British) staff kidnapped. Released 15 months later after ransom paid. Archived Archived
275 2003 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international staff wounded. Archived Archived
18 Jul 1997 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43.25 45.83333 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Nazran and held 3.6 months before escaping. Archived Archived
21 Aug 1997 Chechnya 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 4 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43.0574916 47.1332224 Unknown Unknown 4 INGO international staff (French) kidnapped in Dagestan and held 3.5 months. Ransom negotiated by French govt. Archived Archived
29 Oct 23 1997 Chechnya 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43.3278775 45.6762535 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (Hungarian) staff kidnapped in Grozny on Oct 23 and held for 9 months. Severe abuse (mutilations). Ransom paid by Hungarian govt. Archived Archived
33 Dec 17 1997 Chechnya 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 5 5 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43.3976147 45.6985005 Unknown Unknown 5 INGO international (Polish) staff kidnapped by 15 armed men on Dec 17. Archived Media
35 1997 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international staff wounded and 1 national staff killed, sometime in 1997 Yes Focal Point
36 Jan 29 1998 Chechnya 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43 44.25 Unknown Unknown 1 UN international (French) staff kidnapped and 1 UN national staff driver beaten at gunpoint in N. Ossetia on Jan 29. Archived Archived
301 Jun 22 2004 Chechnya 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 43.25 45.83333 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and killed in Nazran, June 22. Archived Archived
309 Jun 2004 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 42.9920711 44.2636348 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Ossetiaand and held for 6 months. Archived Archived
55 Aug 1998 Kosovo 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Unknown Individual attack Road 42.56231965 20.9060579 Unknown Unknown 3 NGO national staff killed while delivering INGO parcels. Archived Archived
56 Sep 1998 Kosovo 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 4 1 0 3 Landmine Ambush Road 42.56231965 20.9060579 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC male national staff killed and 3 ICRC (1 international New Zealand, 2 nationals) staff wounded when ICRC car hit landmine. Archived Archived
61 1998 0 0 0 6 0 0 3 2 0 5 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 6 Unknown Raid Unknown Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international and 3 national staff killed, and 2 nationals wounded, sometime during year. Archived Archived
867 Aug 10 2009 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Kidnap-killing Raid Office/compound 43.3278775 45.6762535 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff found murdered after being kidnapped along with her husband by group of armed men who raided their office. Archived Archived
75 May 15 1999 Chechnya 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43.4428286 43.4204809 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international staff kidnapped in Kabardino-Balkaria May 15. Released July 19. Archived Archived
88 Oct 1999 Chechnya 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Aerial bombardment Ambush Road 43.3976147 45.6985005 State: unknown Not applicable 2 RC national staff killed and 1 wounded in aerial bombardment of humanitarian convoy. Archived Archived
94 1999 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international staff wounded and 1 national wounded sometime during year. Archived Archived
363 Apr 2005 Chechnya 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Combat/Crossfire Unknown 43.3976147 45.6985005 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff arrested and presumed killed during an FSB raid on the building victim was in. Several FSB officers were killed during the raid. It was then claimed that victim resisted arrest. Archived Archived
106 Mar 8 2000 Kosovo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 42.6371194 21.1300415 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and killed in Pristina March 8. Archived Archived
136 2000 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 4 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international and 3 national staff wounded. Archived Archived
137 Jan 9 2001 Chechnya 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 43.3976147 45.6985005 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff kidnapped, Jan 9 and released Feb 4. 1 INGO international staff of another organization wounded when the kidnappers fired on convoy. Archived Archived
143 Apr 2001 Kosovo 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Aerial bombardment Unknown Unknown 42.56231965 20.9060579 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed, 1 wounded when hit by cluster bomb. Archived Archived
144 Apr 18 2001 Chechnya 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 64.6863136 97.7453061 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded after being shot in a car and later died. Archived Archived
165 2001 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 4 0 0 4 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 2 ICRC international staff wounded, 2 national staff wounded sometime during year. Archived Archived
2837 Jan 3 2020 Bangladesh 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 23.541667 89.63 Unknown Unknown The body of a female NGO director was found in a sugarcane field in Modhukhali Upazila, Faridpur District. Reports indicate she had severe injuries to her head and body. There is no further information about the attack available at this time, police investigations are ongoing. Pending Media
182 Jul 2002 Chechnya 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Roadside IED Ambush Road 64.6863136 97.7453061 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff seriously injured when vehicle hit by roadside IED. Archived Archived
183 Jul 2002 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 64.6863136 97.7453061 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff kidnapped in July and released Jan 7, 2003. Archived Archived
185 Aug 2002 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43.0574916 47.1332224 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Dagestan, eventually released on ransom from Dutch govt. Archived Archived
199 Nov 13 2002 Chechnya 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 4 2 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43.3976147 45.6985005 Unknown Unknown 2 ICRC international staff and 2 ICRC national kidnapped Nov 13, released Nov 17. Archived Archived
206 Nov 2002 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 60 100 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Nazran and held for 9 days. Ransomed by family. Archived Archived
210 2002 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Aerial bombardment Ambush Road 64.6863136 97.7453061 State: unknown Not applicable 1 INGO national staff shot and wounded from passing helicopter at a crossroad. Archived Archived
211 2002 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 64.6863136 97.7453061 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed by gunfire from passing military convoy. Archived Archived
214 Jan 2003 Kashmir 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 34.3752779 73.4730602 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed. Archived Archived
751 Jan 24 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.52813 69.17233 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff engineer kidnapped when traveling from his workplace in Parwan town to his home in Kabul, 24 Jan. The victims vehicle was waved off the road by and approached by a man dressed in army fatigues and bearing weapons. The victim was not mistreated, tortured or threatened in any way. None of his possessions were taken. Released on 27 Jan. Archived Archived
1021 Nov 2 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Home 36.04001 64.55122 Unknown Unknown An INGO staff member was abducted from in front of his private residence by unknown armed men. The abductors demanded a ransom from his family in exchange for his release, and did not indicate that they were politically or ideologically motivated. The man was released on 6 November. It is suspected, but not confirmed, that the family paid some form of ransom for his release. Yes Official Report
480 Sep 16 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Vehicle-born IED Individual attack Road 34.533333 69.166667 Unknown Unknown 3 NGO national staff killed and 1 national staff injured when a remote-controlled bomb exploded under their car just south of the capital, Sept 16. Archived Archived
1022 Nov 10 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.2774646 70.3594011 Unknown Unknown A white marked vehicle from a local de-mining NGO narrowly missed the detonation of an IED placed under a culvert, only to be struck by a second IED placed under a second culvert in the immediate area. As a result, one local NGO staffmember was killed in the explosion, while a colleague was injured. The attack appears not to have been targeted at the NGO, but rather incidental. Yes Official Report
1023 Nov 13 2010 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.5532126 66.2426766 Unknown Unknown Three INGO staff members were taken from the main road while driving a marked white truck transporting heavy equipment. Yes Official Report
1550 Jul 10 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 31.341322 63.993456 Unknown Unknown Male national staff was kidnapped while traveling on road during vaccination campaign. He had previously been warned to stop working. He was held for a few days and released unharmed. Yes Focal Point
1818 Aug 13 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.307049 62.136421 Unknown Unknown One NGO ambulance driver was abducted. He was released on 31 August following negotiation by community elders and a ransom payment. Yes Official Report
221 Mar 27 2003 Afghanistan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international (Swiss and El Salvador) staff shot and killed in ambush north of Kandahar City, March 27. Archived Archived
1025 Nov 18 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Individual attack Home 34.00037 68.71346 Non-state armed group: National Unknown AOG under the command of a prominent mullah abducted an INGO national staff member, while on a home visit. 2 days later, on 20 November, the staff member was released unharmed through negotiation. During the captivity, the staff member was question as to the identity of the organization, his position, programming and donors. Yes Official Report
1284 Apr 15 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.51952 65.25094 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An armed group abducted a female NGO national staff member on duty along with her son while they were travelling to Chaghcharan City by motorcycle. On the 17th of April, both of them were released unharmed in the said area in Shahrak following the negotiation held by a member of parliament. Yes Official Report
1552 Jul 20 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Road 33.813945 68.94788 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One driver of an INGO ambulance was seriously injured when struck with small arms fire while in the crossfire between ANSF and AOG fighters. Yes Official Report
1026 Nov 28 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 36 67.666667 Aid recipient Not applicable A verbal argument between three NGO staff members and local community over the transportation construction materials degenerated into violence and the NGO staff were physically assaulted. Yes Official Report
1285 Apr 5 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Body-borne IED Unknown Unknown 36.80606 70.10436 Unknown Unknown A national staffer of an INGO was injured when a BBIED detonated against a pro-government Militia commander. The blast killed 2 people--including the commander--and injured an additional 16 (including one of the commander's bodyguards, 1 ANP and 1 local employee of an INGO) Yes Official Report
1554 Aug 9 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Home 34.917211 70.764156 Host State Afghan Armed Forces One NGO staff member was injured when an ANA fired mortar shell landed in a residential area. Yes Official Report
1286 Mar 31 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.3448 61.49321 Unknown Unknown Three national staff members of a demining NGO were abducted along with their marked vehicle while they were in transit to their project site. Information has surfaced that one of the three abductees was released on the 11th of April, and two days later (i.e. the 13th of April), the remaining two were released. Yes Official Report
2628 Oct 8 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.4127 64.5123 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two national staff, one employed by a LNGO and one employed by an INGO, were abducted in Sangan, Ghor province. Following extensive negotiations between the anti-government kidnapper elements and the Herat access team, the two aid workers were released after 5 days. Yes Focal Point
486 Nov 6 2006 Afghanistan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.41897 69.12144 Unknown Unknown 4 UN national staff kidnapped in Zormat district of the eastern Paktia province while on their way to visit a new school. No word on whether have been released. Yes Focal Point
1028 Nov 30 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 34.30157 62.2465 Unknown Unknown The corpse of a female national INGO staff member was found, after she went missing during work. Reportedly, she was physically assaulted and killed by an unknown number of perpetrators. A criminal motive such as robbery or a personal dispute is assumed to be the reason for the killing. Yes Official Report
1556 Aug 15 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.277528 62.614173 Unknown Unknown One off-duty NGO national staff member was killed while acting as a bodyguard to a local powerbroker when they were ambushed while in transit. This is likely related to a family and/or tribal dispute. Yes Official Report
2094 Jun 1 2016 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.946423 68.521729 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Anti-government elements fired multiple shots at an INGO vehicle, killing all three national staff members that were inside. The staff members were travelling from Bamyan to Kabul and were in the Khak Ghulam Ali area. Reports cite that three members of the Taliban have been detained on suspicion of their involvement in the incident. Yes Official Report
2629 Oct 3 2018 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Raid Project site 36.1317 65.554 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Four national NGO staff were abducted while conducting an assessment of a drought response project in Sayyad district, of Sar-e-pol province. Seven staff members were originally abducted in the incident, with three being released after several hours. The remaining four staff members were released 2 days later. Yes Focal Point
487 Nov 2 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Raid Project site 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff kidnapped when armed men attempted to kidnap eight national staff members at an IDP camp basic health care clinic in Kandahar province, Nov 2. Seven of the eight managed to escape. No parties have claimed responsibility. Archived Archived
1029 Dec 1 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.25 68 Unknown Unknown A local employee of an INGO and his driver were kidnapped while driving in a low profile vehicle and taken to an unknown location. The driver was released the next day (so not counted here). The other employee was released on Dec 5 following the intervention of local elders and religious authorities. Yes Official Report
488 Nov 5 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.5487421 69.4346945 Unknown Unknown 5 NGO national staff kidnapped in Paktya province, Nov 5. No parties have claimed responsibility. Yes Official Report
1030 Dec 6 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 36.83763 66.63932 Unknown Unknown One NGO staff injured when an NGO vehicle came under small arms fire while driving. No further details known. Yes Official Report
1289 Feb 6 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home 34.22706 70.14675 Unknown Unknown Masked gunmen broke into the home of a man working as a cook in the local NGO-run Khogyani district hospital, and shot the man, leaving him with one bullet wound to the stomach. The man was taken injured to the Nangarhar public health hospital where his condition is stable. Yes Official Report
1559 Aug 18 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 36.983382 67.047065 Unknown Unknown A guard of an NGO-run clinic was shot and wounded when three armed men tried to gain access to the clinic and were refused. Yes Official Report
1033 Sep 2 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.95 71.13333 Unknown Unknown A private vehicle was ambushed by small arms fire from unknown assailants. Of the total 6 passengers in the vehicle, 2 were NGO national staff members (1 male, 1 female). While all passengers were injured in the incident, only 1 (the female staff member) was confirmed to have been wounded by the weapons fire with the remainder suspected to have suffered various degrees of injury by the subsequent vehicle crash. Yes Official Report
1561 Aug 20 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Road 33.814659 68.947602 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One INGO ambulance driver was wounded with small arms fire when passing through an clash between AOG and ANSF. Yes Official Report
2100 Jun 5 2016 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 33.8 69.083333 Non-state armed group: National Taliban A demining team (UN agency partner) was attacked by anti-government elements during a range clearing operation. AGE set fire to seven vehicles and abducted the team leader. Yes Official Report
1034 Oct 6 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 33.68956 64.8531 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Armed groups occupied a governmental clinic, which is supported by an NGO, and abducted the guard on duty. They appear to have used the clinic as a base. Yes Official Report
1562 Aug 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 32.318414 63.216539 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One assistant driver of an IO-contracted food delivery truck was killed when a roadside IED exploded against his truck. Yes Official Report
231 May 3 2003 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 34.3707276 68.3288601 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in Wardak, May 3. Yes Focal Point
1563 Aug 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Individual attack Unknown 34.816435 67.816707 Unknown Unknown Two international aid workers were kidnapped and safely released three days later. Security officials said it was probably the work of hostage takers since the area is not a stronghold of the insurgency. Yes Official Report
1036 Dec 5 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 31.59382 64.37161 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two members of armed opposition groups riding on a motorbike opened fire at a local national working with an INGO that has a profile and conducts activities that differ from typical NGO's as an interpreter. The victim later died of his wounds in the hospital. Yes Official Report
1295 Apr 25 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Office/compound 34.34817 62.19967 Unknown Unknown An INGO national staff guard was found murdered by unknown perpetrators in the INGO compound guard quarters. The killing is suspected to have been related to personal issues. Yes Official Report
1564 Aug 25 2013 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 35.204333 61.607134 Unknown Unknown Five national staff members of an INGO were kidnapped while traveling in a taxi returning to their field office. All five were later killed. This was not a targeted incident. Yes Official Report
1830 Sep 24 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Raid Project site 33.98051 69.133384 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One INGO national staff member was abducted by anti-government elements at the INGO demining site. Yes Official Report
1296 Apr 28 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 37.18897 68.93644 Unaffiliated Not applicable An NGO staff member was killed at his private residence by an armed intruder who he discovered in the midst of a robbery. Yes Official Report
1565 Aug 26 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Project site 34.787959 70.478834 Unknown Unknown One NGO staff member was injured when a stray mortar struck a school where s/he was delivering a training. Yes Official Report
1038 Mar 24 2010 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 3 national staff of an INGO were kidnapped and held for eight days. Yes Focal Point
1298 May 2 2012 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 34.51952 65.25094 Unknown Unknown An INGO international staff member was killed in his room and another wounded when a group of four armed men raided the INGO compound. Internationals were clearly targeted. Yes Official Report
1832 Sep 25 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 34.874167 71.152778 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Six NGO contractors were abducted by anti-government elements. They were released the following day through the mediation of tribal elders. Yes Official Report
769 Jan 4 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Public location 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff wounded in Afghanistan hotel bombing. Yes Focal Point
1040 Aug 21 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 37 66 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 1 national staff of an INGO killed. Information suggests he was killed by Taliban, due to his involvement in a project for local militia, which is a government project established to empower the local community to look after their own security. Yes Focal Point
1041 Feb 26 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Raid Public location 34.5197058 69.1624302 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 1 INGO national staff member was critically injured when suspected members of armed opposition groups launched an attack on the Noor Guest House, Park Residence Guest House and Safi Landmark Hotel in Kabul Yes Focal Point
1301 May 13 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 34.59205 70.59628 Unknown Unknown Six national NGO demining staff were abducted from a field camp. The youngest was released a few hours later (hence not counted) Yes Official Report
1569 Aug 31 2013 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Body-borne IED Unknown Unknown 31.610269 65.701536 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A national staff driver was wounded when a body-borne IED was detonated. The attack was aimed at Afghanistan National Police. Yes Official Report
2904 Jun 21 2019 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 34.5281296 69.1723328 Unknown Unknown One male INGO national staff member was stabbed in the leg with a knife while walking to a neary shop, 150 meters from his home in Kabul. Four unknown men were involved in the attack, and likely intended to rob the staff member. Yes Focal Point
2109 Oct 8 2015 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Public location 34.555349 69.207486 Unknown Unknown Armed men stormed into a restaurant and indiscreetly fired upon the crowd. One national employee for a UN agency was serious injured in the attack. Yes Focal Point
1571 Sep 5 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 35.423689 65.975326 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three male NGO national staff members and two drivers - affiliated with an NSP project - were kidnapped and released three days later on September 8th following negotiations by the local community, elders and community representatives to help secure their release. Yes Official Report
2907 Dec 25 2019 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.4377785 69.0277405 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO contracted truck carrying blankets to the Urgon and Barmal Districts in Paktia was kidnapped by unknown non government actors in the early hours of December 25 near Hazarkhil village, Sarkai area. After intervention of the INGO and elders in the area, the truck and driver were released unharmed the afternoon of the following day. Yes Focal Point
241 Jul 22 2003 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 32.607111 62.671011 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in Farah, Afghanistan, July 22. Archived Archived
1045 Dec 29 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 31.61332 65.71013 Unknown Unknown A local national employed by an NGO was shot in the head while in his vehicle. The victim received medical attention. There are no indications that this shooting was carried out by AOG, or is related to the victim's status as an NGO employee. The true motive for this shooting, as yet unconfirmed, may be related to personal disputes. Yes Official Report
1305 May 22 2012 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 4 2 2 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 37.31078 70.36839 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two female international staff of an INGO and two male national staff were kidnapped on the road (where they were on horseback) by anti-government forces. Their two hired guides were also briefly held then released; an additional national staff was held but released in less than 24 hours. UPDATE: International Security Assistance Force rescued all four kidnapped staff on 2 June 2012. Yes Focal Point
1575 Sep 8 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Complex attack Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 34.361066 68.851885 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two NGO staff members were hospitalized as a result of an AOG-initiated bomb blast accompanying a complex attack close to the NGO office. The NGO office was not the target of the attack. Yes Official Report
1308 Jun 11 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 35.5532126 66.2426766 Unknown Unknown A national NGO ambulance driver was killed by an IED, along with two relatives of the patient they were transporting. The patient and one other relative were injured. Yes Official Report
1577 Sep 14 2013 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.476697 61.410496 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two national staff members of a demining INGO were kidnapped by AOG while traveling from Islam Qala toward Herat. They were released the following day. Yes Official Report
1310 Jun 17 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.33951 69.92041 Unknown Unknown A INGO staff member was wounded when their vehicle was fired on at a road block in a suspected roadside robbery attempt. Yes Official Report
247 Aug 13 2003 Afghanistan 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 Unknown Ambush Unknown 33.5448968 68.4132108 Unknown Unknown 2 RC national staff killed, 4 national staff wounded when ambushed in Ghazni, Aug 13. Archived Archived
248 Aug 2003 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff wounded in vehicle ambush. Archived Archived
514 Mar 8 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 35.5532126 66.2426766 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (German) staff killed when vehicles of INGO came under fire in Shar-e-Pul Province, March 8. 3 Afghans were robbed (not included) but let go while the German was killed later. Archived Archived
1582 Sep 23 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.884819 61.140623 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One NGO ambulance driver was kidnapped by AOG at an illegal checkpoint. The driver was released unharmed in the Islam Abad area of Khaki Safed District unharmed, following the intervention of local elders. Yes Official Report
250 Aug 7 2003 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown 31.341322 63.993456 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in ambush in Helmand, Aug 7. Archived Archived
516 Apr 3 2007 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 2 2 5 3 1 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 30.5 62 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 2 INGO international (French) staff and 3 national staff (cook, driver and bodyguard) kidnapped by Taliban insurgents in Nimroz province, April 3; he two internationals released April 28 and May 11; 3 nationals released May 27. Archived Archived
1584 Oct 1 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 32.64052 65.570947 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Four locally-employed workers (three labourers and a driver) who were subcontracted by a Community Development Council for an NGO-implemented NSP programme were killed after being intercepted by AOG while en route to a stone quarry. Yes Official Report
254 Sep 8 2003 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Unknown Ambush Unknown 33.5448968 68.4132108 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Four INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded when ambushed in Moqor district of Ghazni province on September 8th. The Taliban reportedly orchestrated the attack. Archived Archived
2126 Sep 13 2015 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Landmine Unknown Office/compound 34.014552 69.192392 Unknown Unknown The Afghan Red Crescent reported that a volunteer died while doing volunteer work in Afghan Logar Branch. There is no further information to date, although the incident was most likely related to unexploded ordinance. Yes Focal Point
1854 Jul 10 2014 Afghanistan 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 35.199287 61.568483 Unknown Unknown Two INGO staff were killed, one injured, and three abducted by armed men; the abducted individuals have since been released. The INGO convoy was on its way to its operations site when the attack occurred. Four local police who were escorting the convoy were also killed. Yes Focal Point
256 Sep 2003 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Unknown 31.341322 63.993456 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff ambushed and shot dead in Helmand, Sept 24. Archived Archived
791 Apr 3 2008 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and injured during an attack while driving in a private vehicle. Yes Focal Point
1589 Oct 7 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.580692 69.221584 Unknown Unknown Three national NGO staff members (driver and two engineers) were ambushed and kidnapped. A third engineer was present but managed to escape. Yes Official Report
1855 Nov 11 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Project site 35.933094 64.750028 Aid recipient Not applicable One ICRC staff member, while visting Maimana prison to distribute winter clothes, was stabbed in the throat by a prisoner. He was hospitalized immediately. Yes Official Report
2662 Jan 7 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 34.533333 69.166667 Unknown Unknown One national male INGO driver was ambushed while travelling in Kabul and forced out of his vehicle by perpetrators with weapons. The staff member was injured after being beaten. Yes Focal Point
258 Sep 2003 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Raid Home 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff robbed and beaten by armed group at home. Archived Archived
1063 Oct 16 2010 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 34.00037 68.71346 Unknown Unknown A driver of a contracted truck was killed in an ambush Yes Focal Point
1324 Jul 4 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 33.68971 66.55116 Unaffiliated Not applicable Two national NGO vaccinators of a local NGO were approached by two armed men, who severely assaulted one of the vaccinators, leaving him with severe but non-life threatening injuries. The motive is reportedly a personal dispute between the victim and the perpetrators. Yes Official Report
1592 Oct 12 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Public location 35.105581 70.51334 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An off-duty NGO staff member, along with seven other civilians, was killed when the bazaar was struck by a rocket launched by an armed opposition group. Nine other civilians were injured. Yes Official Report
2664 May 5 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 34.4 70.366667 Unknown Unknown Four NGO staff members travelling in Surkh Rod district were injured when a Magnetic Improvised Explosive Device (MIED) attached to an NGO rented vehicle detonated. Yes Official Report
1325 Jul 10 2012 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.68747 64.29318 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Armed groups stopped two trucks carrying food aid, kidnapped the drivers and burned the vehicles. One driver was released on 10 July, following negotiations with local elders. The other driver escaped on 14 July. Yes Official Report
1593 Oct 13 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 34.801572 71.216105 Non-state armed group: National Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) A community health worker, who seemed to have ties to Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) fighters, was abducted by members of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). He was abducted with at least three IEA fighters, who were able to escape, but the community health worker was recaptured and killed. He was beaten to death with sticks. Yes Official Report
1859 Nov 25 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.292374 70.574089 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Three NGO staff were abducted by opposition forces from their private vehicle as they drove toward Jalalabad. Tribal elders negotiated their release three days later. Yes Official Report
1594 Oct 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 34.002473 62.224309 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two local NGO workers were shot and wounded when the bus they were traveling on was fired at by armed men attempting an ambush at an illegal checkpoint. The bus kept driving and victims received medical treatment. Yes Official Report
2667 May 8 2019 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Raid Project site 34.533333 69.166667 Unknown Unknown Three male national INGO staff members were killed at their project office in Kabul after a VBIED detonated, targeting another INGOs nearby office. Reports indicate 2 others were killed and 15 injured (not counted here). One driver for another INGO was sitting in a car nearby suffered burns to his hands and glass fragments in his face and body Yes Official Report
1862 Nov 29 2014 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 34.533333 69.166667 Non-state armed group: National Taliban A Taliban raid on an INGO guest house killed one Afghan staffer and the South African director (along with his two children). The raid came amidst a spate of attacks on internationals in Kabul, and unsubstantiated rumors of Christian missionary activities regarding this INGO. Pending Media
1068 Nov 1 2010 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 34.75921 68.04579 Unknown Unknown A convoy of contracted trucks came under attack and two drivers were injured. Yes Focal Point
1328 Jul 12 2012 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 3 Other Explosives Raid Office/compound 38.4435 70.80413 Unknown Unknown An unknown group lobbed a grenade into an INGO compound, induring three: 2 international and 1national staff. Suspected motive was intimidation, but details are unknown. Yes Official Report
2136 Jun 30 2015 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.706199 69.383108 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three staff members were abducted while leaving a project site at an unauthorized checkpoint. The staff were released 5 days later after community negotiations. Yes Focal Point
265 Nov 2003 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.5448968 68.4132108 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff wounded and 1 international staff shot and killed in car in Ghazni. Archived Archived
1865 Dec 11 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Raid Project site 34.533333 69.166667 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A German national working for a local NGO was among those killed on a sucide bombing attack on a French school in Kabul. Another internationalstaff member working for an INGO was also wounded in the attack. Yes Media
2137 Sep 18 2015 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.014552 69.192392 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A staff member and their family were killed on holiday after driving over RIED. Yes Focal Point
1599 Nov 11 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 32.689845 62.732388 Unknown Unknown One national staff member working for an INGO implementing partner was abducted by five unknown armed men. The individual was released two days later on November 13 after a local elder mediated. Yes Official Report
2138 Dec 15 2015 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.706199 69.383108 Non-state armed group: Subnational Militia A staff member was detained by local militants due to perceived police connections, and was then released after 4 days following community negotiations. Yes Focal Point
1600 Nov 19 2013 Afghanistan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 34.092538 70.469295 Criminal Unknown Three national staff members of a UN implementing partner were abducted by an unknown armed group. They were released the next day with the help of tribal elders. Yes Official Report
1601 Nov 6 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Unknown 32.927027 66.142532 Unknown Unknown An off-duty NGO staff member was shot and killed by two unknown gunmen. Yes Official Report
2140 Mar 24 2015 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.706199 69.383108 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three INGO staff members were abducted while driving to a project site. They were released one day later. Yes Focal Point
1334 Jul 4 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.00037 68.71346 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An NGO staff member was stopped and forcibly detained by armed opposition members on his way to his home village. He was released two days later after intervention by village elders, paying a fine, and promising to cease work for the NGO which the opposition group said was not properly "registered" Yes Official Report
538 May 8 2007 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver was shot dead on the way to work in the southern province of Kandahar by unidentified men on a motorbike. Police are now looking for the assassins Archived Archived
805 Jan 17 2009 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 34.846628 71.09726 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff doctor kidnapped by a group of armed men who attaked an NGO clinic in Kunar. Whereabouts unknown. It is unclear whether the attack and abduction were conducted by AOG or criminal elements. Yes Official Report
1603 Nov 24 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 35.910763 65.028694 Unknown Unknown Two local NGO staff members were abducted by unknown individuals. Yes Official Report
1076 Oct 17 2010 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.3508273 62.2164003 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two UN-contracted staff members were abducted by a group of militants while returning from a mission. One employee was released on 28 Oct while the other was released on 4 Nov; both unharmed. Yes Focal Point
1336 Jul 14 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.25 68 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A nurse working for an NGO-run clinic was kidnapped by a dozen armed opposition members on motorcycles and held for three days. He was interrogated to determine whether he had any government affiliation, and when it was determined he did not he was allowed to call his family and village elders for a negotiated release. Yes Official Report
1604 Nov 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Unknown Ambush Road 36.727865 68.867998 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One female and one male NGO staff member were injured when their NGO vehicle was attacked by anti-government forces. Three other NGO staff were on board, and they were rescued by Afghan Local Police after an attempted kidnapping. Yes Official Report
1338 Jul 29 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 33.99529 69.02274 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An NGO staffer was wounded in a cross fire between the Afghan National Army and armed opposition. Yes Official Report
2145 Jun 27 2016 Afghanistan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 35.852357 66.52239 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable In Dehmerda village, one UN contracted polio personnel was abducted by gunmen along with one NGO staff member, a government health department employee (not counted here), and a local driver (not currently counted). Yes Official Report
2409 May 5 2018 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 35.359532 70.859562 Police or paramilitary Afghan National Police (ANP) One NGO female aid worker in Wama district was shot and killed when an Afghan National Police officer fired his weapon at a group of NGO workers and then fled the scene. Further details about this incident and the motive are unavailable at this time. Yes Official Report
2679 May 16 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Rape/sexual assault Individual attack Unknown 35.6581 68.0478 Staff member Security guard One female midwife at an NGO clinic located in Ruyi Dab District of Samangan province was allegedly sexually assaulted by 6 local individuals and a security guard from the NGO clinic. Reports indicate the suspects are now in custody. Yes Official Report
810 Feb 17 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 31.6257334 65.7145053 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An INGO national staffer was shot and killed following threatening letters from armed opposition groups warning residents to cease working for the Afghan government and foreign entities. Yes Official Report
1609 Nov 26 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Other Explosives Individual attack Project site 32.627761 65.901625 Unknown Unknown Three aid workers involved in a village-level development project were killed by a remote-controlled bomb. Pending Media
1081 Jan 4 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 36.7344674 69.533301 Unknown Unknown A national staff of an INGO was shot and wounded by two unknown individuals riding on a motorcycle. The perpetrators approached a group of 5-6 people, including the staff member, as they were walking, and fired a single shot. Yes Official Report
1341 Aug 5 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 35.60802 68.68027 Unknown Unknown A national staff member of an NGO was abducted and beaten by four armed men who knew of his NGO affiliation and demanded ransom. He was released folowing intervention from local community leaders. Yes Official Report
1610 Nov 27 2013 Afghanistan 0 7 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 35.881989 64.686842 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Six Afghan staff of an INGO were killed and one was wounded when they were attacked by insurgents, who opened fire on them. The aid workers, who were working on different projects, may have been deliberately singled out for attack. Yes Official Report
2148 Jul 9 2016 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.555349 69.207486 Unknown Unknown One INGO international aid worker was abducted from her car while travelling home from an appointment in Kabul. Reportedly, the assailants were not part of the Taliban. The aid worker was released on July 23rd. Yes Media
1082 Jan 6 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 35.5532126 66.2426766 Unknown Unknown The driver of a private car with five NGO staff was lightly wounded when their vehicle did not stop at an illegal checkpoint. He managed to drive away from the scene. Yes Official Report
1611 Nov 18 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 34.501665 69.157429 Unknown Unknown Two international NGO staff members, while walking on the hillside above Babur Gardens, were approached by three young men who stole their phones and wallets. The perpetrators beat the male staff member when he tried to retrieve their phones. He sustained injuries and received medical treatment. Yes Official Report
813 Feb 26 2009 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 32 67.25 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff physicians kidnapped by unknown armed men in southern Zabul province Thursday. Archived Archived
1343 Aug 9 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.35 63.37333 Unknown Unknown A doctor working for a national NGO was kidnapped while traveling on public transportation. He was released following negotiations by community leaders. Yes Official Report
1612 Dec 1 2013 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Project site 35.071902 62.875252 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two INGO staff and their driver, while distributing food at a school, were abducted by anti-government extremists. (A third INGO staff member was present but managed to escape.) After community elders intervened, the two INGO staff and the driver were released two days later on December 3. Yes Official Report
279 Feb 14 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Unknown Ambush Unknown 32.607111 62.671011 Unknown Unknown 4 NGO national staff killed in Farah ambush, Feb 14. Archived Archived
2685 May 24 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 32.1415 61.2096 Foreign or coalition forces International Military Forces (IMF) During an international military airstrike targeting anti-government elements at 12:17am LT, an NGO compound in Shib Koh district was also destroyed killing two national NGO staff members. Reports indicate 8 militants were also killed during the strike. Yes Official Report
280 Feb 25 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Unknown Ambush Unknown 34.5197058 69.1624302 Unknown Unknown 5 NGO national staff killed in ambush northeast of Kabul, Feb 25. Archived Archived
1345 Aug 29 2012 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 37.20444 67.65944 Unknown Unknown A remote control IED detonated near an international organization's vehicle, injuring two national staff members. Yes Official Report
2686 May 27 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 35.64 64.28 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable While conducting an EPI vaccine survey, 4 NGO staff members were abducted by anti-government elements in Qaysar District of Faryab Province. The 2 female staff members were released shortly after (not counted here), but the 2 male staff members are still being held. Yes Official Report
1346 Sep 2 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 35.82137 64.76505 Unknown Unknown An national NGO staffer was wounded by small arms fire at an illegal checkpoint Yes Official Report
2687 Nov 4 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 32.5 68.8 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One national INGO staff member while travelling through Paktika province, was kidnapped and subsequently murdered by his captors. Reports indicate the motive is unknown, but the perpetrators are Taliban members. Yes Focal Point
550 Jun 17 2007 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 2 Unknown Combat/Crossfire Road 34.5197058 69.1624302 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 2 INGO international (Japanese) staff wounded passing through traffic circle in Kabul when Taliban bombed a police academy bus at Kabul Archived Archived
1347 Sep 2 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Vehicle-born IED Combat/Crossfire Public location 36.7 67.116667 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An RCIED attached to a bike detonated next to the entrance to the Department of Information and Culture, injuring 7 local civilians (including 1 IO and 1 NGO staff member) Yes Official Report
1882 Aug 29 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Unknown 34.171831 70.621679 Unknown Unknown An NGO staff member was shot and killed for unknown reasons in Khogyani District. Yes Official Report
1088 Jan 27 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Unknown Individual attack Road 35.01361 69.17139 Unknown Unknown A local female staff of an INGO engaged in education and microfinance was approached by two men on motorcycles, and killed on her way to a project location. The attackers fled the scene immediately afterwards. The victim was a 12th grade student in a local high-school, employed part-time as the INGO teacher trainer for a longer-term training program. The attackers targeted the said INGO staff member, possibly because of her involvement with women's programming. Yes Official Report
284 Mar 7 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.93911 67.709953 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One Red Crescent national staff member was shot dead in an ambush approximately 3 kilometers from Qalat, March 7. The Taliban has been suspected in this incident. Archived Archived
1089 Feb 1 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 34.2482128 70.1932137 Unknown Unknown Two days after the attack, the body of an NGO staff member was found by local villagers. It appears that the staff member was traveling on his motorcycle towards his home village when he was abducted and killed execution-style. Motivation for the killing was not established. Yes Official Report
2420 Jun 2 2018 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 36.510918 68.903288 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Six people, including one NGO staff member, were abducted by anti-government elements (group unknown) in Aliabad District in Kunduz Province. Yes Official Report
27 Oct 18 1997 Afghanistan 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Road 36.70904 67.11087 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff killed by stray bullet when three ICRC cars caught in crossfire Anchoy-Shibirgan road 200 kilometres west of Mazar-i-Sharif on Oct 18. Archived Archived
1090 Feb 18 2011 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 35.6854469 64.2833366 Unknown Unknown At least two guards were beaten and left in a ditch when three armed men broke into an INGO communications center. Yes Official Report
1351 Sep 24 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Home 34.95455 70.91427 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A local NGO staffer was wounded at home by a stray bullet during a clash between Afghan soldiers and armed opposition forces. Yes Official Report
1619 Nov 5 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 37.100701 70.556332 Unaffiliated Not applicable An INGO staff member was stabbed and killed by the son of the mayor of Faizabad. Yes Official Report
1885 May 29 2014 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Roadside IED Unknown Unknown 35.98073 67.570854 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two local INGO employees and their driver were injured when a IED detonated against their unmarked vehicle in Samangan Province. Yes Official Report
821 Mar 15 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 36.727865 68.867998 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff injured when stopped by four armed individuals riding motorcycles.The employee was beaten and robbed of his valuables as well as his own motorcycle.After the beating he was released and warned against working with NGOs. Yes Official Report
1091 Feb 19 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Public location 34.430247 70.448678 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A local employee of an INGO was among those killed during a sustained firefight between armed opposition groups and ANP and IMF forces. Several dozen people were killed during the attack at Kabul Bank, where the INGO employee had gone to collect his salary. Yes Official Report
822 Mar 15 2009 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.99267 68.01635 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 1 NGO national staff driver was abducted with his vehicle in the vicinity of Ghandak village, early evening of 16 March. Following reported negotiations between the ANP and AOG elements, the NGO worker was released the next day. The NGO vehicle is believed to be still in the possession of AOG. Archived Archived
1353 Sep 30 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 32.40314 64.46959 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One NGO member of a demining team was killed and two wounded when a remote controlled IED detonated near their vehicle. It is unknown if they were specifically targetted. Yes Official Report
2957 Sep 2 2019 Afghanistan 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 7 0 0 7 Vehicle-born IED Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 34.525278 69.178333 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Seven INGO international staff members were injured after a large vehicle borne IED exploded outside the Green Village compound in Kabul. The Taliban took responsibility for the attack that killed 16 and wounded over 100. Yes Focal Point
290 Apr 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Raid Office/compound 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff killed in armed raid on office. Archived Archived
1093 Feb 23 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 31.59382 64.37161 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A local employee of an INGO was wounded when he was shot by two members of an armed opposition group riding on motorcycle. The attack is thought to be related to the type of activity the INGO undertakes. Yes Official Report
1354 Oct 9 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.256395 70.787806 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A local NGO staff member was injured when a roadside IED detonated near a taxi that two staff members were traveling in. Reports deemed it unlikely that they were targetted, as they were traveling low-profile. Yes Official Report
1888 Dec 30 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Unknown Project site 32.927129 66.141526 Unknown Unknown Three health sector workers of a NGO were kidnapped in Shalai, Uruzgan district while treating patients in the field. An additional staff member was severely beaten and then set free. Pending Media
557 Jul 2007 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff, a doctor and his chauffeur, were on a work visit and failed to return to the hospital where they are based, when they were kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan. Archived Media
1094 Mar 12 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 35.61527 68.65967 Unaffiliated Not applicable A national staff of a local NGO was killed most likely as a result of a confrontation with individuals with whom he was involved in a personal dispute. The death is not thought to be linked to his affiliation with an NGO. Yes Official Report
1890 Aug 26 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.171831 70.621679 Unknown Unknown NGO vehicle and driver were hijacked by armed persons in Rodat District while on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway. The driver was kidnapped and the vehicle was taken. An NGO staff member that was in the vehicle was injured in the attack but managed to escape. Yes Official Report
1095 Apr 5 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Shooting Ambush Road 34.95 71.13333 Unknown Unknown Three NGO staff received moderate to severe gunshot wounds when their vehicle was stopped by a group of gunmen who quickly opened fire on their vehicle. Yes Official Report
1356 Oct 11 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 35.321392 64.811084 Unknown Unknown Four national NGO engineers (from Kabul and Ghazni) were wounded when a group of armed men stormed their guesthouse building and opened fire. Yes Official Report
1625 Dec 7 2013 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 32.308525 64.813115 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One UN contractor de-mining staff member was abducted by unknown gunmen in Musa Qala District. Yes Official Report
559 Jul 13 2007 Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Unknown Ambush Road 32 67.25 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 1 donor agency national staff killed and 2 national staff injured Friday after suspected Taliban ambushed their convoy Yes Official Report
2961 May 12 2020 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Raid Project site 34.525278 69.178333 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO midwife was killed when armed assailants raided the maternity ward of a hospital in Kabul. The attackers opened fire on the patients and staff resulting in a total of 24 deaths, including 16 mothers. Neither the Taliban nor ISIS have claimed responsibility. Pending Media
560 Jul 18 2007 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34 69.25 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff were shot and killed in an attack in Logar Province southeast of the capital Kabul by unidentified gunmen. Archived Archived
1358 Oct 14 2012 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.20219 64.864222 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Four national staffers of an INGO were kidnapped while driving back from a project site. They were held until Oct 21 and interrogated by an armed opposition group, before being released unharmed. Yes Official Report
2428 Aug 29 2017 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 32.264539 68.524715 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Four national male staff members were kidnapped by the Taliban in Pakitika and released over the course of several weeks. An additional staff member from the same organization was also abducted with the group but released less than 24 hours (and therefore not counted here). Yes Focal Point
1098 Apr 22 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home 34.2167554 69.9689529 Unknown Unknown A local staff member of a local NGO was shot and killed by unknown armed men as he was exiting his home. Yes Official Report
1359 Oct 14 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.033527 60.834829 Unknown Unknown Four staff of a local NGO were abducted from their vehicle, which was being used as an ambulance, while they were providing health services to the patients. They were all released unharmed 6 days later. Yes Official Report
1628 Dec 17 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.405904 70.359338 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One UN Agency Implementing Partner staff member was traveling in the organization's vehicle when stopped by an armed group and subsequently abducted. Yes Official Report
296 May 18 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 36.7581256 66.8980826 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff murdered in Balkh, May 18. Yes Focal Point
562 Aug 18 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Public location 34.5197058 69.1624302 Criminal Haqqani Network 1 INGO international staff seized from a Kabul restaurant while having lunch with her husband on Saturday. A spokesman on a video said the abductors were not Taliban, but belonged to a "special network".He demanded the release of the group's men held by President Hamid Karzai's government Archived Archived
1360 Oct 18 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Combat/Crossfire Road 34.506988 65.535667 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A national NGO driver was abducted from his vehicle and held for two days after gunmen failed to identify a targeted staff member for the kidnapping. Yes Official Report
297 May 23 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Landmine Ambush Road 36 67.666667 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff killed, 1 national staff injured when vehicle hit landmine in Samangan, May 23. Archived Archived
2167 Aug 25 2016 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Public location 31.664218 64.26615 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One staff member, a private company partner with a UN agency, was killed during airstrikes on a prison run by anti-government militants. The staff member was initially abducted by the militants and held hostage in the prison. Reportedly, Afghan Security forces and civilians were also killed in the attack. The partner was initially kidnapped on August 15th, 2016. Yes Official Report
831 Apr 3 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 33.96744 68.9492 Foreign or coalition forces International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) 1 INGO national worker killed: An IMF operation in Tagab Village came under attack from AOG early Friday morning. The ensuing engagement lasted for more than an hour and led to IMF calling in an airstrike on suspected AOG positions. One of the airstrikes hit a civilian compound, killing the INGO worker and injuring several members of his family (not included). Yes Official Report
1362 Nov 8 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.328069 70.165275 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An NGO staff member was shot and killed after his private taxi was stopped by an armed group and he was singled out among passengers. The group reportedly accused him of being an agent of the Afghan and American governments before killing him. Yes Official Report
1897 Jan 31 2015 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Raid Office/compound 35.91784 64.775515 Non-state armed group: National Taliban A female international aid worker was released after two weeks in captivity by the Taliban. She was kidnapped during a raid on the aid organization's compound. Yes Media
2702 Sep 10 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.5 68.8 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One international INGO staff member was reportedly kidnapped by Taliban members, due to mistaken identity. The staff member was travelling in Paktika Province when the road ambush occurred. He was released two days later. Yes Focal Point
565 Sep 12 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 36.734772 70.811995 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Bangladeshi) staff who was working for an agency providing small financial support for locals was shot dead by two unknown gunmen while he was traveling in on a motorbike northeastern Badakhshan province on Wednesday afternoon. Some locals said another Bengalese was injured, but the police did not confirm (not included). No one has claimed responsibility, and the motivation for the attack was not immediately known. But the police said one suspect was arrested. Local officials blamed the killing on highway robbers. Archived Archived
832 Apr 4 2009 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Office/compound 34.23947 70.30154 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff district manager of a microfinance project staying overnight at the NGO district office suffered fatal stab wounds. No money or valuables were kept on site and it is understood that there was no evidence of any theft or damage to property. No further details are known. Archived Archived
1363 Nov 10 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.26087 70.77672 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An NGO national staffer was kidnapped after an armed group ambushed the taxi he was traveling in. Yes Official Report
566 Sep 16 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Office/compound 34 69.25 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Bangladeshi) staff kidnapped by six unknown men who entered the office and forcefully took him away in Logar province on Saturday; released December 8. Police arrested two (other report says three) men who said they were involved and were robbers but police said they had not stolen anything and may have been linked to a militant group. Archived Archived
1364 Nov 17 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 30.12268 62.267082 Unknown Unknown Four deminers from an NGO were injured by an IED or UXO detonation. It is unknown if there was targeting involved or if it was accidental. Yes Official Report
1635 Jan 13 2014 Afghanistan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 31.621777 65.054705 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Four UN-contracted polio doctors were abducted, taken to a desert area, and harshly beaten by anti-government forces. They were released a few hours later. Yes Official Report
302 Jun 2 2004 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 5 Unknown Ambush Road 35 63.75 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO international and 2 national staff killed when vehicle ambushed in Badghis, June 2. The organization said it was suspending all activity across the country. Archived Archived
1366 Nov 21 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Project site 34.118171 70.75253 Unknown Unknown Three NGO national deminers were abducted when doing an assessmnent. They were released on 22 November after intervention from local elders. Yes Official Report
303 Jun 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Other Explosives Unknown Office/compound 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff injured by bomb outside gate. Archived Archived
569 Sep 26 2007 Afghanistan 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 34.3707276 68.3288601 Unknown Unknown 2 ICRC national staff and 2 international (1 Burmese, 1 Macedonian) kidnapped Wednesday in central Wardak province by Taliban militians; released Saturday. They were "Our mujahideen detained the Red Cross workers in Wardak province without knowing they were ICRC staff," said a Taliban spokesman who declined to be named. "We have nothing against the Red Cross and we are going to release them soon." Archived Archived
1367 Nov 23 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Vehicle-born IED Raid Office/compound 34.360598 68.841584 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Five NGO staff and several others were wounded when a small truck rigged with explosives was detonated near government facilities and two NGO compounds. The intended target was reportedly the government facilities and not the aid workers specifically. Yes Official Report
2173 Oct 1 2016 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Home 34.419849 70.472943 Host State Afghan Armed Forces A UN agency national staff member was killed at a family residence in a crossfire which occurred during a search operation by Afghan forces. Further details on the incident are not currently available. Yes Official Report
837 Apr 12 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Unknown 33.4014634 69.8912294 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff operating in the district was abducted by four armed men as he dismounted his motorbike; released on 19 April at 1600 in Yaqubi District after the victim Yes Official Report
1368 Dec 4 2012 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Public location 31.186944 66.297222 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A local staffer employed by the UN on a vaccination team was struck by crossfire between government/international forces and armed opposition while traveling on foot, and later died of his injuries. Yes Official Report
1639 Jan 17 2014 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 Complex attack Raid Public location 34.537071 69.181356 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Two UN international staff were killed in a complex attack (one suicide bomber, two gunmen) at Taverna du Leban Restaurant in Kabul. The Taliban confirmed responsibility for the attack. At least 21 people (13 internationals and eight Afghans) have been reported dead. Yes Official Report
1369 Dec 5 2012 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.478418 69.76002 Unknown Unknown Three INGO staff (an international doctor, a national doctor, and a national staffer) were ambushed and kidnapped while travelling north on a secondary road towards Surobi town. They were held until 8 December, when negotiations led to the release of the 2 local staff, and an IMF operation forcibly rescued the foreign doctor. The crime was reportedly motivated by economic gains, but there were AOG elements/actors present. Yes Official Report
1371 Dec 11 2012 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Home 35.564601 64.431892 Unknown Unknown Five INGO national staff members (one driver and four engineers) were kidnapped from the house of a local elder. Released unharmed 18 December. Yes Official Report
1642 Jan 18 2014 Afghanistan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.073333 64.833889 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Three members of a UN-contracted demining team were stopped on the road and abducted by anti-government forces. UPDATE: The deminers were released on 5 February after tribal elders intervened. Yes Official Report
574 Sep 30 2007 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34 69.25 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff (driver and a skilled staffer) were snatched from the Baraki Barak district while travelling to Kabul. The two workers had completed a water and sanitation project in Logar when kidnapped by an armed gang Sunday. That the kidnappers had not made very specific demands but the main motive behind the abduction was ransom. The aid group was holding talks with the kidnappers through local elders but it would not pay a ransom. Archived Archived
1372 Dec 12 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Project site 34.453386 70.484802 Aid recipient Not applicable Two staff members of an NGO health facility were assaulted by a group of men with sticks and required hospitalization. The assault followed a patients complaints of slow service. The patient returned later with the mob, forcing their way in. Yes Official Report
1643 Jan 21 2014 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 31.517771 64.114227 Police or paramilitary Afghan Local Police A UN-contracted volunteer vaccinator was shot and killed by Afghan Local Police. Yes Official Report
842 Apr 19 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.37272 69.40648 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff abducted at an illegal vehicle checkpoint. Gunmen took the staff member after they questioned him and discovered material on him that indicated he was from an INGO. Yes Official Report
1373 Dec 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 35.46208 63.46962 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A national staff doctor working for an INGO running health programs was shot and killed while driving home on his motorbike by two assassins, also on motorbikes. The staff member had been threatened in the past, as he and his brother, a local religious leader, had been vocal in their opposition to armed militants in the area. Yes Official Report
51 Jul 13 1998 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 34.430247 70.448678 Unknown Unknown 2 UN national staff from different agencies kidnapped in or near Jalalabad on July 13 and later found dead. Archived Archived
1910 Mar 3 2015 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 32.927129 66.141526 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Five aid workers were shot and killed, weeks after being abducted in Trinkot, Uruzgan province. The kidnapping occurred on March 3rd by armed gunmen allegedly belonging to the Taliban, even though no group has yet claimed the attack. The bodies of the five aid workers were discovered in Chanarto district on April 10th. Yes Media
311 Jul 2004 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff stabbed and wounded in robbery, later received death threats from perpetrator. Archived Archived
2181 Nov 2 2016 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 34.59028 69.761061 Unknown Unknown Two national staff members for a local NGO were reportedly abducted by gunmen in Uzbin Valley in Kabul province. It is unknown who the perpetrators were and whether they are part of an armed opposition group. Yes Official Report
1912 Apr 18 2015 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.728591 68.868066 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One international INGO worker was kidnapped when stopped at an illegal checkpoint manned by anti-government forces that were posing as Afghan Notional Police officers. Update: the German aid worker, who was abducted by the Taliban, fled from the perpetrators on May 29th. Yes Official Report
54 Aug 1998 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 1 UN national staff killed while fleeing advancing Taliban forces. Discovered Nov 27. Archived Archived
2183 Nov 5 2016 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.549399 69.164563 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A female Australian aid worker for an INGO was abducted in the Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul. No group has currently claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. The INGO staff member was taken while she was with her driver and it is currently unclear what happened to him. Update: On Wednesday, 15th March 2017 it was reported that the international aid worker was released on March 14th, 2017. Yes Media
1117 Jun 3 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Home 36.82757 66.27988 Unaffiliated Not applicable One national NGO staff member (an assistant doctor) was stabbed and killed by armed men who entered his house. The men also beat his wife into unconsciousness. It is thought that this incident was the result of a personal dispute. Yes Official Report
1649 Feb 14 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Office/compound 35.598148 64.763657 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO security guard was abducted by armed anti-government elements, who also stole computers and documents from the INGO. Yes Official Report
315 Aug 2004 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Unknown Unknown 33.5487421 69.4346945 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff shot and killed in Paktia. Archived Archived
1118 Jun 7 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.22706 70.14675 Unknown Unknown While on his way from his home to the office, a locally hired NGO employee was shot and injured. Yes Official Report
1650 Feb 17 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Office/compound 36.700047 67.116638 Unknown Unknown The director of a local NGO was killed in his office. Further details are unavailable at the moment. Yes Official Report
2185 Apr 19 2016 Afghanistan 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 33.895519 68.763192 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A demining team was attacked by anti-government forces in Kotagay village in Saydabad district. Seven members of the team were abducted. The perpetrators and their motive are unknown. The team was an implementing partner of a UN agency. Yes Official Report
1119 Jun 7 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Public location 34.22706 70.14675 Unknown Unknown A second employee from the NGO office was targeted by gunmen as he was walking in the DAC area, suffering gunshots wounds to his body. Yes Official Report
2187 Nov 23 2016 Afghanistan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.183333 64.616667 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Four UN contracted staff members were abducted from two vehicles when they were stopped and diverted in the Barkhol area of Shahrak District by anti-government elements (AGE). The drivers and the vehicles were released; the staff members are still missing. Yes Official Report
584 Dec 2 2007 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 31.61332 65.71013 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff truck driver shot and killed and 1 UN national staff abducted and remains missing. The incident occured while delivering UN humanitarian assistance last Sunday. A truck carrying 14 tons of high energy biscuits for the UN agency was ambushed by armed men on the road from Kandahar to Helmand in southern Afghanistan. Yes Official Report
1121 Apr 7 2011 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.4014634 69.8912294 Unknown Unknown Two NGO staff were abducted while traveling through the area with a group of 9 NGO employees (from an INGO and a national partner NGO). Four staff managed to escape while three others were not targeted. The two employees were released unharmed sometime before 14 July 2011. Yes Official Report
1382 Jan 7 2013 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.693426 65.165404 Non-state armed group: Subnational Unknown Four national staff members of an INGO (three community trainers and one driver) were abducted while travelling through the Jarqala area. All released by 23rd January after negotiations, but threatened with assassination if the continue to work for aid organisations in the area. Yes Official Report
2188 Nov 23 2016 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Individual attack Project site 32.446464 62.145413 Unknown Unknown One UN contracted staff member was stabbed by two armed men in Farah hospital. No arrests have been made regarding this incident. Yes Official Report
320 Sep 2004 Afghanistan 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 Bodily assault Mob violence Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unaffiliated Not applicable 10 INGO national staff (of two different organizations) beaten and stoned by mob after false rumors spread regarding their activities. Archived Archived
853 Jun 23 2009 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Roadside IED Unknown Road 37 66 Unknown Unknown 3 UN national staff of a partner organization of a UN agency were killed by a roadside bomb. Archived Archived
1123 May 23 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Project site 33.68956 64.8531 Unknown Unknown The head of an NGO clinic was physically assaulted and wounded when two armed men entered the clinic and requested that he accompany them to a patient, who was reportedly in a house in the vicinity of the clinic. The head of the clinic refused to go with him because he had to take care of other patients. Afterwards the men left the clinic reportedly without further demands or threats. Yes Official Report
1384 Jan 13 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 32.267172 65.050769 Unknown Unknown A national staff member working for an NGO demining agency was shot and killed by a group of armed men during a kidnapping attempt. Yes Official Report
1655 Mar 4 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 34.464669 69.119684 Unknown Unknown An INGO national staff sustained injuries when he was robbed and stabbed by three robbers. Yes Official Report
1124 Jun 3 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 33.96744 68.9492 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 1 NGO deminer was abducted and later beheaded by a group of four members of an armed opposition group. He was employed by the NGO and was spending his leave in his home village. Yes Official Report
1385 Jan 14 2013 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 34.488738 69.13724 Unknown Unknown A national staffer of a UN agency was stabbed in a violent robbery by three assailants. Yes Official Report
1656 Mar 7 2014 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Vehicle-born IED Unknown Unknown 32.270122 65.049756 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A UN-contracted deminer, along with two civilians, was killed by an IED fixed to a motorcycle. Yes Official Report
323 Oct 2004 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff wounded when hit in shootout. Archived Archived
1125 Jun 5 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 35.82137 64.76505 Unknown Unknown A national staff member of an NGO was abducted and later released due to the interventions of local elders. Yes Official Report
1386 Jan 16 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Vehicle-born IED Raid Public location 34.525896 69.17015 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two NGO employees were injured by a vehicle-borne IED detonated by the driver in a suicide attack on an NDS facility. A total of 27 civilians were injured in the blast, including the aid workers. Yes Official Report
856 Jul 4 2009 Afghanistan 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 16 0 0 0 0 16 16 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.5487421 69.4346945 Unknown Unknown 16 UN national staff deminers were seized while travelling between Khost and Paktia provinces late on Saturday. Archived Archived
1126 Jun 7 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 36.7 67.116667 Host State Afghan Armed Forces A national staff member of an NGO was stopped and beaten by soldiers while travelling in his private vehicle. Yes Official Report
1387 Jan 23 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.092172 65.166145 Unaffiliated Not applicable An international doctor was kidnapped when his NGO vehicle was ambushed. The motive was to have him treat sick relatives, and he was later released by the perpetrators Yes Official Report
1658 Mar 11 2014 Afghanistan 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Roadside IED Ambush Road 31.341322 63.993456 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three UN-contracted vaccinators were killed when their vehicle struck an IED. Yes Official Report
857 Jul 5 2009 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.33951 69.92041 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff kidnapped by unknown forces. Archived Archived
1388 Jan 6 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Body-borne IED Raid Public location 31.0048 66.397653 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One national NGO staff member was killed, along with six others, when two suicide bombers detonated their body-borne IEDs after shooting their way inside district council building Yes Official Report
591 Jan 14 2008 Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Public location 34.5197058 69.1624302 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 1 donor agency international staff killed in Taliban bombing of Serena Hotel. Archived Archived
858 Jul 11 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 34.9789 69.57242 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed when armed men entered his house in the early hours of the morning and fatally shot the individual. Thought to be a personal dispute. Yes Official Report
1128 Jun 9 2011 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 33.68971 66.55116 Unaffiliated Not applicable A contractor hired by a UN agency to provide stationery for schools was physically attacked by the District Governor after refusing to seek his approval for the distribution. Yes Official Report
859 Jul 6 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Public location 34.19418 69.98013 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff off duty security guard, who lived in the nearby village of Khada Khel, was shot and killed during a fire fight at the funeral of an AOG member that had been killed by the IMF the day before. It is not known what his role if any in the battle was, who shot him or if it was deliberate or accidental. Yes Official Report
1129 Jul 6 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 6 0 0 0 4 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 4 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 32.63572 62.46545 Unknown Unknown Two national staff of a demining NGO were abducted on 6 July and released on 10 July. Four national NGO staff were also killed during this incident (three shot and one beheaded). Yes Official Report
1390 Jan 27 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.542694 69.165394 Unknown Unknown An international INGO staffer was kidnapped as the unmarked vehicle he was riding in was ambushed by four armed men. UPDATE: The NGO employee has been released from captivity in good health. Yes Official Report
593 Jan 26 2008 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (American) staff and 1 INGO national staff driver kidnapped in Kandahar. Assumed killed. No group has claimed responsibility for the abductions, and the Taliban insurgents behind many of the recent year's kidnappings have denied involvement. Yes Archived
1130 Jun 11 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.87311 71.14697 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 3 NGO national staff remained in captivity after a group of 13 persons, including 10 NGO workers, were stopped by 10 armed men thought to be AOG while traveling in a rented vehicle. Some of the group was not abducted, while local elders negotiated the release of 5 of the NGO staff the next day (not counted here). The remaining 3 were still in captivity several days later. Yes Official Report
1662 Mar 20 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 32.640653 61.987215 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An NGO employee working for a health clinic was abducted by anti-government elements. Yes Official Report
329 Nov 2004 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Shelling Raid Office/compound 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO national staff killed by rocket propelled grenade attack on compound, Nov 28. Archived Archived
1131 Jun 16 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 36.93876 66.14768 Unknown Unknown The driver of an INGO vehicle was injured when an IED detonated. Yes Official Report
2198 Jul 17 2016 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Unknown 35.670747 66.046353 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Reportedly, three doctors with the Red Crescent were abducted from Sar-e Pol province on July 14th by an unknown armed militant group. They were released on July 17th after security forces and tribal leaders collaborated in securing their release. The aid workers were providing medical assistance to villagers in the area. Yes Media
70 Apr 1999 Afghanistan 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Unknown Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 State: unknown Not applicable 1 ICRC national staff killed in air raid. Archived Archived
1393 Feb 4 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Roadside IED Ambush Road 32.862093 66.067575 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A national NGO staffer was killed when the NGO vehicle hit a roadside IED Yes Official Report
2464 Aug 15 2017 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 34.171831 70.621679 Unaffiliated Not applicable One national staff member of an INGO was shot and killed during a personal dispute in Nanghar. Yes Focal Point
1665 Mar 26 2014 Afghanistan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.102489 66.920229 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Three UN-contracted deminers, while traveling in a private vehicle, were abducted at gunpoint by anti-government elements. UPDATE: All three were freed unharmed on 31 March in Shinkay District. Yes Official Report
1134 Jun 23 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 31.81082 64.55998 Foreign or coalition forces International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) A staff member of a national demining NGO was wounded, and later died of his injuries, when he was shot by international military forces (IMF) in what appears to have been a force protection shooting. The victim was operating in the vicinity of an IMF facility, in civilian clothes and utilizing a GPS, at the time of the incident. Yes Official Report
1396 Feb 13 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Road 34.786227 70.47759 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A national NGO ambulance driver was hit and seriously wounded by small arms fire during an attack by opposition forces on an Afghan Army convoy Yes Official Report
1666 Nov 21 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 32.92689 66.141517 Unknown Unknown Two polio workers were abducted on 21 November and found dead the following day by Afghan National Police. Yes Official Report
2201 Dec 19 2016 Afghanistan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.509015 68.903503 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One international staff member from the ICRC was abducted when their vehicle was intercepted by armed militants in Kunduz province. They were travelling from Mazar-e-Sharif to Kunduz when the incident occurred. Several national staff members were taken as well but since have been released. Update: The ICRC international staff member was released on 1/15 after nearly four weeks in captivity. Yes Media
1135 Jun 23 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 36.7 67.116667 Unknown Unknown A national staff of an international organisation was praying near the scene of attempted kidnapping when he was shot and injured. The perpetrators were attempting to kidnap the son of a petrol pump station. Yes Official Report
1397 Mar 1 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.508172 69.826566 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three national NGO staffers were wounded when their vehicle detonated an IED.Unclear if it had recently been planted or if the NGO was specifically targeted Yes Official Report
1936 Aug 24 2014 Afghanistan 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 36.734772 70.811995 Unknown Unknown Seven national staff members were kidnapped in Badakhshan. They were released 3 days later, after negotiations between the organizations' network and a local representative took place. The kidnappers demanded a ransom, which went unpaid. Yes Focal Point
2467 Jul 14 2017 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Public location 34.473946 67.349694 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One UN driver was abducted north of Dahwali, Afghanistan, in AGE controlled territory. He was released three days later on July 16th after the intervention of local elders. Yes Focal Point
334 Dec 5 2004 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 34.5197058 69.1624302 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Japanese) staff killed in Kabul, Dec 5. Archived Archived
1137 Jun 29 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 32.40314 64.46959 Unknown Unknown One de-miner was killed and two others were injured when a RCIED hit a local de-mining NGO unmarked Land Cruiser vehicle. Yes Official Report
1938 Nov 19 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Vehicle-born IED Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 34.533333 69.166667 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Police killed four Taliban suicide bombers during an attack on the Green Village, a compound housing foreign workers in Kabul. While the AGE did not reach their intended target (inside the compound), the force of the blast at the heavy guarded gate of the compound wounded one INGO staff worker. Yes Focal Point
1138 Jul 4 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Project site 33.59744 69.22592 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One deminer of a demining NGO was injured while working on mine clearance in the area, when armed opposition group members attacked a convoy of international military forces with small arms fire. Yes Official Report
870 Jul 18 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 34.430247 70.448678 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff driver in Jalalabad was shot and killed during an apparent neighbourhood dispute. While the exact circumstances surrounding the case are unclear it does not appear that the incident was related to the driver Archived Media
1940 Jun 2 2015 Afghanistan 0 9 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 9 8 1 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 32.150833 69.722222 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Nine national staff members of an INGO were shot and killed in the early hours of June 2 by unknown assailants who stormed their housing complex in Zare (Balkh province). According to early news reports, two of the fatalities were guards protecting the housing complex, two were drivers for the organization and five were aid workers. The INGO has suspended activities in the country as a result of the attack. Yes Media
2742 Jul 8 2019 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Raid Project site 34.2164 68.2952 Police or paramilitary Afghan National Security Forces Reports indicate, Afghan National Security Forces raided an INGO health clinic in Tangi Saidan, Day Mirdad district of Wardak around 9:00pm LT. The security forces shot and killed an aid recipient within the clinic, bound four other individuals and took them outside for an interrogation. Information currently available highlights ANSF were seeking information regarding possible connections to the Taliban. During the interrogation two staff members were shot and killed approximately 50 meters from the facility. A third INGO staff member is missing and presumed detained by the forces. Yes Media
1941 May 4 2015 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.7 67.116667 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A driver for a de-mining NGO was abducted while driving in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh province. He was released on the 7th of May 2015. Yes Official Report
1141 Jul 23 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Combat/Crossfire Unknown 34.25 68 Foreign or coalition forces International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) An NGO employee was killed during a night-time operation carried out by international military forces, which killed 3 local residents / suspected armed opposition group members. Yes Official Report
1942 May 3 2015 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Unknown Ambush Project site 32.623739 65.456432 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Three INGO staff members were killed when ambushed by AGE while inspecting a project site. Yes Official Report
1142 Jul 24 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 31.610269 65.701536 Unknown Unknown A female national NGO staff member was shot and killed in the vicinity of her residence while she was on the way home from the office, by two unknown armed men riding on a motorcycle. Yes Official Report
1404 Mar 23 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Unknown 37.100702 70.556226 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A German expatriate worker was abducted by an armed opposition group while out for a walk. He was released unharmed a day later due to negotiations with local networks. Yes Official Report
1143 Jul 28 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.9188187 64.7768085 Unknown Unknown 2 staff members of a national demining NGO were abducted by a large group of armed men while driving in a rented vehicle to survey a project area. 1 managed to escape two days later, while the other was rescued during an IMF/ANSF operation three days following the abduction. Yes Official Report
1405 Mar 24 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.771998 68.369368 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A local NGO staffer, working as a National Solidarity Program (government-led aid and reconstruction) facilitator, was ambushed, kidnapped and beaten by an armed opposition group. Released after local community members appealed intervened. Yes Official Report
2476 May 2 2017 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 31.391389 64.299722 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A truck contracted by a UN agency partner was transporting commodities and was stopped by armed Anti Government Elements in Khalaj. The driver was held hostage for several days and released on May 12th. Yes Focal Point
2477 Jun 15 2017 Afghanistan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 33.316667 68.45 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One UN agency and one NGO staff member that were working together on a monitoring mission were abducted by the local Taliban group. They were taken and held in Andar district in Ghazni province. They were interviewed by the provincial council and then one of the staff members was brought back to Waghaz and released on June 17th. The other had escaped earlier that day. Yes Focal Point
1146 Aug 19 2011 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 35.07196 69.23127 Unknown Unknown Two German INGO workers were found dead in the Hindu Kush mountains. The men, who had gone hiking along the Salang Pass, had been beaten and robbed, presumably by local nomadic people. Pending Media
2478 Sep 20 2017 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.316667 68.45 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Anti-government elements diverted one out of three UN agency contracted trucks that were heading to Barmal district to an unknown location, off-loaded the items from the truck and reportedly sold them at the market. They kidnapped the truck driver but released him on September 29th. Yes Focal Point
1409 Apr 6 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 32.105109 66.914374 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A US Government representative, delivering in-kind aid for a reconstruction project, was killed when a suicide bomber detonated the vehicle-borne explosive near her convoy on the road. Pending Media
2479 Oct 28 2017 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.307049 62.136421 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One UN agency contracted commercial truck carrying relief items was stopped and diverted by AGE in Shindad district of Herat province. Reportedly the truck driver and the truck was taken to the AGEs stronghold but the driver and the truck were later released on November 18th. Yes Focal Point
1949 Jul 6 2014 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Project site 33.55 68.416667 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One UN partner was kidnapped by anti-government elements while monitoring a program in Isfandeh village, Ghazni city. He was released on 9th July 2014 after tribal leaders were involved in the negotiations for his release. Yes Focal Point
880 Aug 29 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Road 35.9261784 64.6237758 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 1 INGO national staff killed when their vehicle was caught in crossfire between Taliban and militias. Archived Media
348 Jan 2005 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff tied up and wounded in armed robbery of INGO office/house by armed gang. Archived Archived
1150 Aug 28 2011 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 36.66667 69.75 Unknown Unknown Two INGO national staff (a driver and another staff member) were killed when an IED (thought to be a RCIED) detonated their vehicle on the road. Yes Official Report
1412 Apr 16 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 36.822773 66.05806 Unknown Unknown Two Afghan Red Crescent Society staff members were killed and two wounded when unknown men opened fire on their vehicle on the road. UPDATE: After the attack on the ARCS staff, the group suspended its work in the area. Yes Official Report
1414 Apr 21 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 34.43058 70.448037 Unknown Unknown A national NGO staffer was shot and seriously injured by armed men on a motorcycle, while walking to work. Yes Official Report
1952 Aug 17 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Other Explosives Individual attack Office/compound 36.4372 64.9228 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One national staff member was wounded when a bomb went off in front of the office. Yes Focal Point
350 Feb 23 2005 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Unknown Unknown 31.341322 63.993456 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff murdered in Helmand, Feb 23. Yes Focal Point
2484 May 31 2017 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Combat/Crossfire Public location 34.555349 69.207486 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A VBIED exploded in the diplomatic quarter, close to Kabul's Zanbaq square. One INGO national staff member was slightly injured in the attack by shrapnel. Yes Focal Point
884 Oct 28 2009 Afghanistan 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0 12 12 1 2 9 Body-borne IED Raid Office/compound 34.5197058 69.1624302 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 3 UN international (1 Filipino, 1 Liberian, 1 Ethiopian) staff killed and 9 UN international staff wounded in a Taliban suicide bomber attack on a guest house in Kabul. Yes Official Report
1416 Apr 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.974898 63.728285 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable During an ambush, an NGO national staffer was singled out among colleagues (as team leader) and kidnapped by armed men who also burned the vehicle. He was later released unharmed as a result of intervention and negotiations by local elders. Yes Official Report
1954 May 5 2014 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Project site 33.176237 68.095446 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two UN-contracted truck drivers were kidnapped while off-loading provisions from their truck by anti-government elements (AGE). AGE elements assaulted the truck drivers and forced them to reload the truck before taking the trucks and drivers to an unknown location. The drivers were released with the trucks (but not the commodities) after three days of negotiations with community leaders. Yes Focal Point
2485 Jul 4 2017 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Project site 34.171831 70.621679 Non-state armed group: National Taliban A number of staff members from an assessment team (and a local partner to an INGO) were parked outside of a school in the Surkroad district of Nangarhar province. An AOG fired at them, killing one of the national staff members and seriously injuring another. According to a report, there was a change of command within the AOG, which could have contributed to the attack occurring. Yes Focal Point
1417 Apr 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.275146 69.880273 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An NGO national staff member went missing whilst travelling along the Hisarak-Azra road, and presumed kidnapped. UPDATE: The aid worker was released unharmed on 18 May. Yes Official Report
2486 Oct 17 2017 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Unknown 34.555349 69.207486 Host State Unknown One national female aid worker for an INGO was injured by shrapnel after the area was targeted by aerial bombing. Yes Focal Point
353 Mar 8 2005 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Unknown Unknown 32.607111 62.671011 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff killed in attack in Farah, March 8. Yes Focal Point
1418 Apr 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 10 10 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 31.496282 65.000801 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Ten national staff members from a community-based demining program of an international partner (private company) were abducted by armed men. They were released four days later after mediation by local elders Yes Official Report
1956 Dec 18 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.264539 68.524715 Non-state armed group: National Taliban A national male staff member for an INGO was ambushed by the Taliban while driving aid supplies. He was released on the 27th December 2014. Yes Focal Point
1419 Apr 23 2013 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Unknown 34.659791 61.107952 Non-state armed group: Subnational Unknown Three INGO staff, one international and two national, were kidnapped by a local armed opposition group, later released unharmed following negotiations by community elders. Yes Official Report
1690 Oct 21 2013 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 32.264539 68.524715 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three INGO staff members were injured by flying glass after an IED detonation. Yes Focal Point
1957 Nov 17 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Project site 32.264539 68.524715 Non-state armed group: National Taliban A male staff member of an INGO was abducted and murdered by Taliban members who attacked him with machetes and axes. Yes Focal Point
355 Mar 2005 Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown 34.5197058 69.1624302 Unknown Unknown 1 IFI international staff seconded to Afghan govt ambushed and killed in Kabul. Archived Archived
1420 Apr 28 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 32.913926 66.001905 Unaffiliated Not applicable A guard working for an international organization was shot and killed outside his home. The attack was deemed to be stemming from a personal grievance and not related to his organizational affiliation. Yes Official Report
1958 Jul 1 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 33.177132 68.781077 Unknown Unknown A male staff member was found shot and killed in Sharan district of Paktika province, along with two civilians (not counted in AWSD). The perpetrators of the attack are unknown. Yes Focal Point
1158 Sep 18 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Road 33.68956 64.8531 Unaffiliated Not applicable A national staff of an INGO was shot and killed while on his way to work. Motive is unknown, but it may have been a personal dispute. Yes Official Report
627 Jul 18 2008 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.725113 66.2196554 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (French) staff abducted by unidentified gunmen in Nili, the capital of Daykundi Province in central Afghanistan, 18 July. The INGO temporarily suspended its operations across the country for security reasons. Yes Focal Point
1159 Sep 28 2011 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.48108 62.5863 Unknown Unknown Three drivers from two transport companies contracted by two different INGOs were abducted after an armed group hijacked their vehicles, which were carrying food items. They stole the goods and have requested a ransom for the release of the drivers. Yes Official Report
2227 Feb 8 2017 Afghanistan 0 0 0 8 0 0 6 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 36.6672 65.7536 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) Six ICRC staff workers of Afghan nationality have been shot and killed by gunmen in the northern province of Jawzjan. Two more staff members were abducted. The attack on the convoy occurred south of Shibergan while the aid workers were transporting relief supplies to areas affected by the recent snowstorm. The abducted aid workers were released around the 5th of September, 2017. Yes Media
2491 May 16 2017 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Combat/Crossfire Unknown 34.920175 70.764424 Unknown Unknown One national volunteer for the Red Crescent was killed due to fighting in Gosalak village in Kunar province. The circumstances of his death remain unknown. Yes Focal Point
891 Nov 27 2009 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 36.5805455 69.8615753 Unknown Unknown 1 national RC worker in Takhar province of northern Afghanistan shot and killed outside mosque. Archived Media
1424 May 9 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 11 11 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.08067 70.665404 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Eleven national staff of a demining NGO were kidnapped in an ambush by an armed opposition group. UPDATE: All 11 were released unharmed on 31 May, following the intervention of community elders. Yes Official Report
1694 Dec 14 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.846628 71.09726 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO contracted driver was killed when his vehicle hit an IED. Yes Focal Point
1425 May 9 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Office/compound 34.544427 69.159857 Staff member Not applicable One staff member of a demining agency was shot and killed by a co-worker, a security guard, inside the agency's compound as a result of a personal dispute. Yes Official Report
893 Dec 15 2009 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 5 Unknown Unknown Office/compound 33.5487421 69.4346945 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO international staff and 4 NGO national staff killed in explosion at the office of an aid agency. Archived Media
1697 Apr 24 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 34.470552 69.114812 Police or paramilitary Police One American doctor was shot and killed by a member of the Afghan police assigned to protect the hospital. Two other American doctors, who were guests at the hospital and not affiliated with the INGO, were also killed. A fourth American doctor (also a guest) was wounded. Yes Official Report
362 Apr 13 2005 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 35.75 69 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff killed in Baghlan, April 13. Yes Official Report
895 Dec 24 2009 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Combat/Crossfire Unknown 31.610269 65.701536 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed when suicide bomber detonated device as he passed on his motorcycle. UN agency does not believe victim was the intended target of the blast. Yes Official Report
1164 Sep 28 2011 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 34.41406 70.30942 Unknown Unknown An unknown assailant shot and killed a local UN staff member Pending Archived
1428 May 13 2013 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 36.320271 67.483171 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two INGO staff members were affected when an Afghan civilian was allegedly targeted in an ambush on the vehicle they were all in. Yes Official Report
633 Aug 13 2008 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 3 5 1 4 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34 69.25 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO international (1 British-Canadian, 1 Canadian, 1 Trinidadian-American) staff and 1 INGO national staff driver killed and 1 INGO national staff injured when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle near the capital Kabul. The INGO had "suspended its humanitarian aid programmes in Afghanistan indefinitely" following the attack. Yes Official Report
896 Jan 10 2010 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Landmine Ambush Road 32.62998 65.87806 Unknown Unknown Three INGO national staff were killed and two INGO national staff injured when their vehicle ran over a land mine in Uruzgan province. Pending Media
635 Aug 19 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 36.7175566 68.8672916 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff found murdered in the region of Kunduz, 19 August. Victim was abducted while driving an INGO vehicle. The motives behind this murder are still unclear. Archived Archived
1167 Oct 8 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 34.34817 62.19967 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A staffer of a local NGO (a partner of a UN agency) was abducted by militants in Safidan Village, Pashtun Zarghun district in Herat province He was released on 11 October 2011. Pending Archived
1168 Oct 10 2011 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 36.04001 64.55122 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 4 INGO national staff members (3 trainers and a driver) were kidnapped by an armed group and released just over 24 hours later following negotiations by local elders. Yes Official Report
1703 Apr 28 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Project site 34.107547 64.305595 Unknown Unknown A health worker was shot dead by armed men at a clinic. Yes Official Report
637 Aug 26 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 34.430247 70.448678 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Japanese) staff agriculture specialist kidnapped at gunpoint with his driver (not included) in eastern Afghanistan near the city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, and a spokesman for the Taliban has claimed the group was involved. It said the driver was released soon afterward. The Foreign Ministry said victim was the first Japanese to be kidnapped in Afghanistan. The victims body was later found and had been riddled with bullets. Archived Media
1433 May 24 2013 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 4 0 1 3 Complex attack Raid Office/compound 34.527581 69.16714 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An IO building in Kabul was attacked with a car bomb, rocket-propelled grenades and armed gunmen, resulting in the death of one staff member and injuries to three more staff. Foreign staff seemed to have been specifically targeted. Yes Official Report
1704 Apr 30 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Roadside IED Unknown Unknown 35.212132 71.522377 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A vaccinator was killed by an IED. Further details are unavailable. Yes Official Report
369 May 2005 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 35.75 69 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed by hanging in an incident involving three Afghan women who were found hanged in Baghlan as warning to female aid workers (one of the others was a national civil servant; one was unidentified). Archived Archived
638 Sep 16 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 34 69.25 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Bangladeshi) staff abducted by unknown gunmen in Afghanistan. Archived Archived
902 Jan 30 2010 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Public location 35 63.75 Unknown Unknown A convoy of contract transporter's trucks was attacked while parked overnight at an Aghan National Police checkpoint. One driver was injured, three trucks damaged and one truck seized by attackers. Yes Focal Point
1434 May 25 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.949373 68.516697 Unknown Unknown Two staff members of a demining NGO were kidnapped at an illegal checkpoint on the Kabul-Bamyan highway. Yes Official Report
370 May 2005 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 34.5197058 69.1624302 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Italian) staff kidnapped in Kabul, later released. Archived Archived
1435 May 27 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Public location 36.142298 65.35696 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One INGO staff member, who also served as headmaster of a local boys' school, was killed by an armed opposition group near his home after arranging a meeting with the group. There are indications this killling was not related to his affiliation with an INGO. Yes Official Report
1436 Mar 11 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Home 32.39233 64.490984 Unknown Unknown Three deminers were kidnapped from the home of a non-NGO-affiliated civilian at gunpoint. UPDATE: All three aid workers were safely released two months later on 11 May. Yes Official Report
2776 Sep 14 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.374555 68.896679 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Five staff members of a local NGO were reportedly kidnapped by unknown non-state actors, along the Kunduz-Baghlan road in the Khal Zaey area of Baghlan province. No further information about their whereabouts is available at this time. Yes Official Report
111 May 2000 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Aerial bombardment Unknown Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 State: unknown Not applicable 1 UN national staff killed in bombardment Archived Archived
1437 Mar 31 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Combat/Crossfire Public location 32.07075 64.838216 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An NGO national staff member, a male nurse, was killed in an IED detonation in a bazaar whilst en route to the Poza Community Health Clinic. Yes Official Report
2506 Jul 31 2018 Afghanistan 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 Complex attack Raid Project site 34.419849 70.472943 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) An attack on the Ministry of Refugees and Returnees office in Jalalabad killed at least fifteen people, including UN and INGO staff members. Another UN aid worker was wounded in the complex attack. It began when a suicide car bomb was detonated and followed by a gunfight that lastest several hours between Afghan security forces and two shooters that had taken hostages. Reportedly, as many as thirty people were wounded and no group has taken responsibility for the attack. The attack apparently took place during a meeting with NGOs working on refugee issues. Yes Media
373 Jun 1 2005 Afghanistan 0 7 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 31.39686 67.08582 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 2 1NGO national staff killed and 5 national staff injured from the by insurgent bomb attack on bridge on the Kandahar-Herat highway, June 1. Archived Archived
1174 Oct 21 2011 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.25 68 Non-state armed group: National Taliban A national staff member of an INGO and his driver were stopped and detained by Taliban forces while on the main road in Day Mirdad. Both were released on 24 October after organized community intervention and negotiations. Yes Official Report
1438 Apr 5 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 35.320299 64.811138 Unaffiliated Not applicable Armed individuals shot and killed an INGO staff member in front of his residence due to a family dispute. Yes Official Report
374 Jun 4 2005 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 32.627761 65.901625 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff killed in Uruzgan, June 4. Yes Official Report
1175 Oct 30 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 35.9261784 64.6237758 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Three staffers of a national NGO (2 engineers and a driver) were hijacked on 30 October by an armed opposition group. The driver was released alive, but the bodies of the other two staff members were found on 12 November near Qasaba Qala village of Khawaja Namusa area (Pashtun Kot District). Yes Official Report
1439 May 29 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 4 Body-borne IED Raid Office/compound 34.430247 70.448678 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two suicide bombers detonated explosives at the International Committee of the Red Cross compound, killing one security guard and injuring three staff members. Following the attack, the ICRC closed their sub delegation in Jalalabad and temporarily stopped all staff movements in the country. Yes Official Report
375 Jun 7 2005 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff shot and killed by unknown assailants in Ghazni, June 7. According to report, killing was to set an example and deter others from working with NGOs. Yes Focal Point
644 Oct 20 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 34.5197058 69.1624302 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (British/South African) staff shot dead by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles in Kabul early Monday. The aid worker was one of a team of women working with a faith-based INGO directing projects for the disabled. Archived Archived
1176 Oct 31 2011 Afghanistan 5 0 4 0 0 0 4 5 0 9 0 0 0 0 9 5 0 4 Complex attack Raid Office/compound 31.61332 65.71013 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An attack on a UN facility in Kandahar caused numerous casualites, including 4 national NGO staff (1 killed and 3 wounded) and 5 UN guards (3 killed and 2 wounded). The attack began with a vehicle-borne suicide bomb, detonated outside a UN guesthouse, close to the main gate of a local NGO compound, followed by an armed raid and fire fight that lasted for 7 hours and ended in the deaths of all the attackers. Yes Official Report
1440 Jun 3 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 35.221192 71.049777 Unknown Unknown An INGO translator was injured as his vehicle struck an IED; this is likely connected to a tribal dispute. Yes Official Report
1978 May 10 2015 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.598206 64.763659 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An NGO vehicle was stopped at an illegal checkpoint in the Ibrahim Abad area of Pashtun Kot district. One NGO staff member was abducted, one security escort was killed. Yes Official Report
1177 Nov 3 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.04001 64.55122 Unknown Unknown Two national employees of an NGO were kidnapped by armed men while riding in a mobile clinic. The kidnappers immediately released the 2 female nurses in the clinic, but abducted the 2 male NGO employees. The victims were released November 8 following negotiations conducted by local elders. Yes Official Report
1441 Jun 3 2013 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.607889 62.226317 Non-state armed group: Subnational District Shadow Governor (DSG) Five national staff members of a demining INGO and a tribal elder were kidnapped while in transit, with the elder and two of the aid workers released soon after. UPDATE: All three staff members were released unharmed approximately three days after abduction. Yes Official Report
1979 Apr 29 2015 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.953692 64.911089 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two INGO staff members and their driver were abducted by gunmen in Pashtun Kot district along the Maimana-Bilichiragh highway. Yes Official Report
2245 Jan 4 2016 Afghanistan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 0 0 3 Vehicle-born IED Raid Office/compound 34.555349 69.207486 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three international UN staff members required medical attention after a vehicle-borne IED exploded outside a guest house. Several other staff (not counted here) were also slightly injured but did not require medical assistance. Yes Focal Point
1178 Nov 1 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Kidnapping Individual attack Project site 35.68747 64.29318 Unknown Unknown Three national staffers (an engineer, a labourer, and a driver) monitoring a road construction project were abducted. The project was funded by an IGO and the workers had been hired by the local Shura, who were working with a CBSG (Community Based Stabilization Grants) program via an NGO. The project involved was being monitored by that NGO. The three were released after negotiations by community elders and their family members Yes Official Report
1442 Jun 10 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.274566 63.11168 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Three national NGO staff members were kidnapped while in transit. UPDATE: 18 June all the three abductees were released unharmed in Seyah Sang area of Pashtun Zarghun, following the negotiations held by the community elders. Yes Official Report
913 Mar 26 2010 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 4 2 0 2 Shooting Individual attack Project site 33.33951 69.92041 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed, 2 INGO national staff injured and 1 INGO international (German) staff injured when a gunman attacked a group of aid workers inspecting a high school under renovation in eastern Afghanistan. 3 Afghan police also injured (not included). Pending Media
1443 Jun 15 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 37.412663 66.047083 Unaffiliated Not applicable One NGO staff member involved in the polio campaign was shot and killed outside of her residence. The motive behind the attack is yet to be determined. UPDATE: It is believed to have resulted from a dispute rather than being related to the victims NGO affiliation. Yes Official Report
648 Nov 3 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.5197058 69.1624302 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (French) staff kidnapped by gunmen off a neighborhood street Monday; released on 3 December. Archived Archived
1444 May 11 2013 Afghanistan 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 31.634808 67.247748 Unknown Unknown Three national staff members were killed when an IED struck the vehicle of an IO-contracted implementing partner for a demining program. Initial assessment indicates that this was likely an IED detonation, but the possibility remains that it was an Explosive Remnant of War. Yes Official Report
915 Aug 25 2009 Afghanistan 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Home 31.610269 65.701536 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff killed at home during a shelling Yes Focal Point
1182 Nov 22 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 35.10575 69.47342 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One local NGO staffer was killed and two wounded when a single 107mm rocket fired from the East of the DAC area impacted a Kamaz truck used by the demining NGO. The vehicle was parked inside the compound of the Department of Agriculture where the de-miners are accommodated over-night. An NGO driver sleeping in the Kamaz was killed on the spot while an additional two de-miners sustained injuries due to the glass debris propelled by the blast. The IEA claimed the attack implying that the DAC was the intended target. Yes Official Report
122 Aug 2000 Afghanistan 8 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 34.3508273 62.2164003 Unknown Unknown 7 UN-contracted national staff killed and 1 wounded in ambush near Herat. Archived Archived
918 Apr 11 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 31.341322 63.993456 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 1 national RC national staff kidnapped by Taliban; released 2 days later. Pending Media
654 Nov 26 2008 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 34.405904 70.359338 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff contract worker in Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, was shot dead in front of elders at a meeting on 26 November of the local shura at Lower Sheikh Mesri, a temporary settlement for returnees. The murderer has not been identified and reasons for the attack remain unclear. The victim was active on women's causes. Archived Archived
1987 Jun 28 2015 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 33.6 69.216944 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A national INGO staff member was kidnapped by AGE in the Momen Khel area of Paktia province and subsequently killed. His remains were found on June 30th in Gardez district. Yes Official Report
1450 Jun 3 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Project site 31.490446 65.415074 Foreign or coalition forces International Military Forces (IMF) A national staff deminer, working for a private company contracted on behalf of an International Organisation, was killed in a targeted IMF airstrike. The company has suspended operations in the area until further notice. Yes Official Report
656 Nov 29 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Home 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff guard and his brother (not counted) were kidnapped by four armed men on motorbikes. On 30 November, after being questioned by the perpetrators, only the brother was released. The fate of the INGO staff member is currently uncertain; however, the rationale behind the incident appears to stem from a personal dispute between neighbors. Archived Archived
921 Sep 18 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed- no additional details provided. Yes Focal Point
1989 Jun 22 2015 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.544274 69.161099 Criminal Unknown A female INGO staff member was abducted by armed gunmen while en-route in Taiman, western Kabul. Update: She was released unharmed on September 10th after being held captive for 81 days. Reports state that she was abducted by a criminal gang. Yes Media
387 Jul 2005 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff kidnapped in July 2005; found dead on Dec 4. They were working on a health project. Archived Archived
658 Nov 30 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Body-borne IED Combat/Crossfire Unknown 34.5197058 69.1624302 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in Kabul on Sunday, when he was caught in a suicide attack against a passing vehicle. The victim was riding his bicycle in the area when the bomb exploded receiving lethal shrapnel wounds. Yes Official Report
2256 Jun 24 2016 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 36.681449 69.114905 Unaffiliated Not applicable One national staff member was killed in his home in Kunduz city, Khan Abad port, Shir Abad Area by unknown gunmen during the night. The incident was a result of a personal dispute. Yes Focal Point
659 Apr 13 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Road 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed by unknown gunmen on the way home. Pending Media
1189 Dec 24 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.55861 62.13604 Non-state armed group: National Taliban A nurse working for a local NGO was ambushed and kidnapped by an armed group while driving in a private vehicle from Khaki Safed to Farah City. The perpetrators physically abused the victim and accused him of cooperating with the government of Afghanistan. He was released 24 hours later after intervention by local elders. Yes Official Report
924 Feb 26 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 34.533333 69.166667 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed- no additional details provided. Yes Focal Point
1455 Jun 30 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 32.418522 64.472354 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One staff member of a demining NGO was killed and another injured when an IED detonated against their motorcycle. Yes Official Report
1992 Aug 10 2015 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 34.565833 69.2125 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A national staff member of an INGO was one of the victims killed during a vehicle borne IED suicide attack on a checkpoint near the entrance of Kabul international airport. Yes Focal Point
1458 Jul 3 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 Kidnapping Raid Road 34.042678 62.169768 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two NGO national staff members and a hired driver were conducting a road mission when they were abducted by unknown armed men. UPDATE: All three were released from captivity, with the assistance of community elders on 12 July 2013. Yes Official Report
1993 Aug 17 2015 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.551776 69.163562 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A German national working for an INGO was kidnapped from her vehicle in Kabul. She was released on October 17th, 2015. Yes Media
2259 Dec 19 2016 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Public location 36.728591 68.868066 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An IED placed in a wheelbarrow detonated in Kunduz city, Kah Furioshi area. One national staff member of an INGO was killed as a result of the explosion. He was caught in the explosion as he was walking by the area. Yes Focal Point
1193 Jan 6 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 34.10738 64.3052 Police or paramilitary Afghan National Police (ANP) An INGO staffer was killed during a firefight between rival ANP officers(when a group associated with one prominent local commander in Shahrak and Tulak reportedly insulted a second rival ANP commander). The off-duty NGO staffer, who was providing bodyguard services to the second commander, was killed in the engagement. Yes Official Report
1994 Aug 10 2015 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Raid Home 35.934233 64.621428 Unknown Unknown An NGO staff member was stabbed in her home by assailants who then set fire to the clinic where she worked. Yes Official Report
2796 Nov 24 2019 Afghanistan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 3 2 0 1 Vehicle-born IED Individual attack Road 34.525278 69.178333 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One male international UN staff member was killed when a magnetic IED was reportedly placed on the rear roof of the UN vehicle during a taffic stop in the city of Kabul, in the area of 4th Macrorayan Main Road between Airport Road and Jalalabad Road. Another international staff and the driver sitting in the front seat were injured and taken for medical treatment, and three nearby civilians were wounded in the attack. Although no group has taken responsibility, similar recent attacks on aid workers and organisations in Afghanistan point to NSAGs with a political motive. Yes Official Report
1460 Jun 26 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Road 34.340489 62.199587 Unknown Unknown One national staff member of an NGO was hospitalized after two men, armed with a knife and sticks, attacked while he was on his motorbike, en route to work in Herat City. This incident is not related to the staff member’s employment with an NGO. Yes Official Report
1995 Aug 10 2015 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Project site 35.037651 63.29266 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two local NGO staff were abducted in Baghdis province. They were released on August 14, 2015 following negotiations with community elders. Yes Official Report
393 Sep 2005 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 34.9897121 68.8733495 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff wounded and 1 national staff killed when ambushed on motorbike in Parwan. Archived Archived
1996 Aug 10 2015 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.172893 64.684712 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two contractors for a demining INGO were abducted while travelling between Kandahar and Musa Qala. They were released on August 18th, 2015 following negotiations by community elders. Yes Official Report
1730 May 6 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.272271 70.073967 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An NGO ambulance driver was abducted when the vehicle was hijacked by anti-government elements at an illegal checkpoint. Yes Official Report
666 Oct 25 2007 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 3 2 0 1 Kidnapping Raid Office/compound 33.55391 68.42096 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (Banglasdeshi) staff kidnapped and 1 national staff wounded by unidentified gunmen Thursday. The two international staff were taken from their office in Moi Mobarok in the provincial capital. Yes Official Report
930 Apr 15 2010 Afghanistan 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.75 69 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 5 UN national staff kidnapped from their vehicle while en route from visiting a project site. Police say they are being held by the Taliban. Yes Official Report
1197 Jan 17 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Road 34.34817 62.19967 Unknown Unknown A female NGO staff member was shot and seriously injured by two armed men riding a motorcycle while she was enroute to her office by foot. The victim was a candidate for the 2010 Provincial Council election and worked for an NGO that had gender-related programs. Yes Official Report
1731 May 10 2014 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 36.130319 66.470093 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One national INGO staffer was killed and another wounded when anti-government elements attacked and shot at their vehicle. Yes Official Report
2532 Oct 25 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 36.603113 69.104049 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable The body of one INGO staff member was found in Khanabad District not far from where he was abducted from by anti-government elements on October 25th. Yes Official Report
397 Oct 2005 Afghanistan 0 0 8 0 0 0 5 3 0 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 Shooting Ambush Road 31.61332 65.71013 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 5 NGO national staff killed and 3 national staff wounded when shot by Taliban insurgents while driving towards Kandahar. Archived Archived
667 Apr 11 2008 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.9897121 68.8733495 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff (doctor and a driver) were kidnapped while travelling between Kabul and Kunduz. Archived Archived
1732 May 13 2014 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Combat/Crossfire Public location 32.106175 66.906552 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two UN-contracted deminers were injured when a VBIED was remotely detonated against the Afghan National Police. Yes Official Report
398 Oct 20 2005 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Unknown Unknown Unknown 35.9261784 64.6237758 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 1 NGO national staff killed and 3 national staff wounded in Faryab by suspected Taliban guerrillas, Oct 20. Archived Archived
1733 May 14 2014 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 34.439186 61.79427 Unknown Unknown Four national INGO staff were abducted by armed men. A fifth employee, the driver, was also abducted but managed to escape. UPDATE: All four have been released through the mediation of local elders. Yes Official Report
2802 Dec 4 2019 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 5 5 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.434167 70.447778 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 4 male INGO staff members including the driver and 3 body guards, were killed immediately when their vehicle was attacked by perpetrators with small arms in Jalalabad City, Chashma-e-Khanji area, at 08:10. The head of the INGO was also in the vehicle and was critically wounded; he later died in hospital. A civilian who was also in the vehicle was killed (not counted here). Although no group has taken responsibility, reports indicate the presence of the Islamic State and the Taliban in the area makes NSAG perpetrators likely. Yes Official Report
1202 Jan 26 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 31.61332 65.71013 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A national NGO staffer was kidnapped from his vehicle while driving from Kandahar to Panjawayi District. The kidnappers identified themselves as opposition forces and asked questions about staffers employment and called his recent contacts from his cell phone. No further reports. Yes Official Report
1470 Jun 9 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.318849 68.854718 Police or paramilitary Afghan National Police (ANP) One NGO doctor was abducted on his way back to Maidan Shahr from Nirkh after passing an ANP check post. He was beaten unconscious while in their captivity, demanded he provide them with weaponry and ammunition, accused him of being a spy, and he was released later in the day after intervention by locals. Yes Official Report
1203 Jan 31 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.95293 65.12376 Unknown Unknown Two national NGO staffers went missing with their vehicle on January 31 and were presumed kidnapped. They were released on February 4after interventions by local elders Yes Official Report
1471 Jul 7 2013 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 35.910222 68.290924 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO staff member and his driver were stopped by five armed men and subsequently robbed and beaten. Yes Official Report
2807 Oct 24 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 Shooting Raid Project site 34.5742 64.9436 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One female health worker for a national NGO was killed by Taliban militants in Shahr-e- Naw village, Yarfolad Area, of Chaghcharan district, Ghor at 2:00pm. One other female staff member was wounded, and taken to the provincial hospital of Chaghcharan where she succumbed to her injuries. Yes Focal Point
1472 Jul 13 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Individual attack Project site 31.187788 62.089746 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two NGO national staff members, visiting the Awar area to supervise a vaccination project, were abducted by unknown armed gunmen. UPDATE: They were release 3 days later, following negotiations with the help of local elders from the beneficiary community. Yes Official Report
1473 Jul 13 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 32.375979 64.465167 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One staff member from a demining NGO was killed in transit by a roadside IED. Yes Official Report
1475 Jul 17 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 37.182341 68.913042 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One national staff member of an INGO was injured and required a leg amputation when an IED attached to a bicycle detonated against the ANP vehicle in which he/she was traveling. Yes Official Report
1208 Apr 17 2007 Afghanistan 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Unknown Unknown 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown Four UN contractors and 1 national staff driver were killed when a powerful remote-controlled bomb destroyed a UN vehicle in Kandahar, April 17. Archived Archived
1742 Sep 7 2013 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Road 33.786498 66.714834 Unaffiliated Community members Two UN-contracted drivers were severely beaten by local community members for giving a ride to two women who were allegedly running away from their families. Both drivers were hospitalized and warned not to give rides to non-UN personnel. Yes Focal Point
2009 Sep 13 2015 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 31.654722 65.649444 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A demining contractor working for a UN partner was killed in Jilawoor village when his motorcycle struck an IED. Yes Official Report
1209 Dec 6 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Project site 33.41897 69.12144 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff were snatched by unidentified armed men in Paktia's Zurmat district on, Wednesday Dec 6. The men were visiting a hospital that the aid group runs in the area. Archived Archived
1210 Apr 29 2007 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 36.727865 68.867998 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff driver killed when pulled from truck in Kunduz province on Sunday evening and shot. The vehicle was set on fire. 2 national staff other employees are missing. Archived Archived
681 Jan 2 2009 Afghanistan 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 30.5 62 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 2 INGO international staff and 1 UN international staff kidnapped: AOG abducted 6 persons Archived Archived
1480 Feb 13 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 31.341322 63.993456 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One national staff member, participating in a teacher training program, was killed by the Taliban while traveling to his home from Grishk-bazaar. Yes Focal Point
2014 Oct 3 2015 Afghanistan 0 49 0 0 0 0 14 35 0 49 0 0 0 0 49 14 0 35 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Project site 36.728591 68.868066 Foreign or coalition forces United States Armed Forces Fourteen INGO staff members were killed and 35 were seriously wounded when the facility that they were working in sustained prolonged airstrike attacks in Kunduz province. The motive of the attack was disputed by both parties in regards to the intentionality of the incident. Yes Media
683 Sep 23 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Road 36.7175566 68.8672916 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff shot and wounded by an Afghan police officer claiming to have mistaken the victim for a suicide bomber as he approached a road block on foot. Archived Archived
2549 Jan 23 2018 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 34.555347 69.207489 Unknown Unknown One male UN Agency driver and a female colleague with her son were kidnapped, after their car was stopped by unknown assailants around 6:00am in the North of the capital. The body of the driver was recovered on March 16 2018 and the female UN agency staff and her son were released by the kidnappers on May 24, 2018. Yes Media
948 Jun 18 2009 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 34.94741 68.51234 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff injured during an IED attack. Yes Focal Point
1484 Apr 14 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown One national staff driver was attacked while in transit - as he ran to a checkpoint he was shot in the leg. Yes Focal Point
2018 Oct 24 2015 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 35.06573 69.502289 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A staff member and a driver from a local NGO was abducted by anti-government elements. They were released unharmed on October 28th after mediation by community elders. Yes Official Report
950 Apr 6 2009 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 34.84295 69.15188 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff contracted driver killed. Yes Focal Point
1485 Jun 16 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 31.490446 65.415074 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One local subcontractor was wounded (and 2 local villagers killed) in a roadside IED blast. Yes Focal Point
417 Jan 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 31.59382 64.37161 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff killed in Lashkargah, Helmand. 1 or 2 shot at mosque. Archived Archived
951 Apr 8 2009 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff contracted driver killed. Yes Focal Point
1486 Jun 23 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 32.23199 65.90224 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One national staff member was driving home from private party when he struck RIED - his left leg was amputated. Yes Focal Point
1487 Aug 11 2012 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Complex attack Ambush Road 33.6035341 69.22790791 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Four local guards were injured by bullets and shrapnel from IEDs/RPGs when their convoy was ambushed. Yes Focal Point
1488 Aug 22 2012 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 33.6035341 69.22790791 Unknown Unknown One local guard was kidnapped and one international guard was injured when a subcontractor's worksite was attacked. Yes Focal Point
1756 May 15 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 35.688566 64.293656 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One NGO member was abducted by unknown armed men, believed to be anti-government elements. One government worker was also abducted. Both individuals were later released on 18 May 2014 after the intervention of community elders. Yes Official Report
1489 Jun 22 2012 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.6035341 69.22790791 Unknown Unknown Two subcontractor's drivers were kidnapped and their truck set on fire. Yes Focal Point
1757 May 16 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 34.011518 69.431056 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One local deminer working for an INGO was kidnapped and killed by anti-government elements. Yes Official Report
955 Feb 26 2010 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Unknown Unknown 34.5197058 69.1624302 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff injured during a VBIED explosion. Yes Focal Point
2290 May 20 2017 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 1 2 0 Kidnapping Raid Office/compound 34.555349 69.207486 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One German international aid worker was killed in an INGO guest house after armed attackers ambushed the building. A Finnish aid worker was also kidnapped by the group. In addition, the attackers beheaded a guard at the compound. Details surrounding the incident and the attackers are currently unavailable. On September 14th, the Finnish government confirmed that the aid worker was released after being held captive for 118 days. In a statement, the foreign minister said that they did not pay a ransom for the release of the aid worker. Yes Media
692 Jul 19 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Body-borne IED Ambush Road 37.1187512 70.5784966 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff injured on his way to work by blast from suicide bomber attack on a police station. Archived Archived
2291 Feb 27 2016 Afghanistan 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 33.8 69.083333 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Seven contracted staff from a UN partner agency were abducted in Altamur, Logar province from their work site. All of them were released within a few days after facilitated negotiations by the local shura. Yes Focal Point
2559 Apr 22 2018 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 34.555347 69.207489 Unknown Unknown One male national UN staff member was shot in the shoulder in front of his house. He was treated in the hospital for his wounds. Yes Official Report
1492 Nov 22 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 34.572184 69.131775 Unknown Unknown One INGO security guard was physically assaulted and briefly unconscious during a robbery while on his way to the office. Yes Focal Point
2292 Feb 24 2016 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.513282 69.181348 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two contracted partners of a UN agency were wounded when anti-government elements (AGE) shot at their vehicle in Loy Shor after trying to stop it from returning to the agency's office. The driver was able to avoid stopping but he and the passenger were both wounded when the opened fire. They were able to make it to an Afghanistan National Army checkpoint and were transported to the hospital for treatment. Both survived the attack. Yes Focal Point
162 Dec 2001 Afghanistan 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 4 Shooting Ambush Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 3 UN national staff beaten/wounded; 1 UN (different agency) national staff shot dead, and 1 NGO national staff wounded (broken arm). Archived Archived
2028 Sep 21 2015 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 34.022785 66.421776 Non-state armed group: National Unknown The remains of two local INGO employees were found in Maydan, Sayabad district. They were abducted by anti-government elements on September 21st. Yes Official Report
2293 Mar 8 2016 Afghanistan 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 Shooting Ambush Unknown 32.208889 63.071667 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two UN contracted teams from the same partner group were ambushed by anti-government militants and attacked with small arms fire in Kariz-e Salim. Two of the male national staff members were killed and five were injured in the attack. The injured staff were treated for the wounds at a clinic in Kandahar. Yes Focal Point
163 Dec 2001 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed. Archived Archived
1762 Jun 1 2014 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Roadside IED Ambush Road 37.001793 70.894497 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two local INGO staff members were killed when a roadside IED targeting the INGO vehicle was detonated. One civilian was also killed. Yes Official Report
2294 Jul 29 2016 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Project site 36.5058 69.8636 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Unknown armed men fired upon an NGO's work site. Armed guards supporting the NGO responded to the attack. In the crossfire exchange, one deminer was shot and required medical attention at Takhar hospital and is expected to recover. The NGO is a UN partner group. Yes Focal Point
2562 Jul 19 2018 Afghanistan 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 12 12 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 34.875746 70.993766 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) 12 employees of a demining NGO were abducted by a group of armed men reportedly associated with the Islamic State. The group of deminers were working in a remote area of Kunar province at the request of tribal leaders, who are now attempting to mediate their release. As of January 2019 their status is unknown. Pending Media
1763 Jun 2 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.343407 61.742272 Unknown Unknown One senior-ranking INGO staff member was abducted by unidentified gunmen as he was returning from a school where he was providing services. UPDATE: The staff member has been located in Gulran district of Herat province, and Afghan officials are working with district elders to try to secure his release. Twelve people have been arrested in connection to his kidnapping. The INGO has suspended services in Afghanistan. UPDATE 2: The INGO staff member was released in February 2015 after 264 days. Yes Official Report
1496 Mar 13 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home 33.33951 69.92041 Unknown Unknown One field officer from a demining NGO was wounded when unidentified gunmen attack his house. Yes Official Report
1764 Jun 3 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Project site 34.328643 70.406347 Unknown Unknown Two NGO workers, while working on a road construction project, were abducted by unknown armed individuals. Three other staff members were also robbed of their mobile phones. Yes Official Report
166 Jan 2002 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Unknown 36.26468 68.01551 Unknown Unknown 2 UN national staff beaten in ambush in Aibak. Archived Archived
699 Aug 24 2008 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 4 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 4 INGO staff (3 national, 1 intl) were badly shaken and suffered injuries incl whiplash, hearing loss when a two car INGO convoy was attacked by an RCIED. Archived Archived
1230 Jan 4 2011 Afghanistan 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Roadside IED Ambush Road 32.83333 66 Unknown Unknown One INGO (a UN partner) staff member and two UN contractor employees were killed when an IED exploded in the vicinity of contracted trucks carrying food in Chinarto District. Yes Focal Point
430 Apr 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Kidnap-killing Raid Project site 34.8085 63.43003 Unknown Unknown 5 NGO national staff medical workers, in Darrah-i-Bohm, Badghis tied up and killed in clinic attack. Archived Archived
2034 Dec 19 2015 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 35.98815 68.63529 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two national INGO demining staff were killed when ambushed by anti-government forces. Reports suggest that the intended targets of the attack were ANSF. Yes Official Report
1768 Jun 9 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Unknown 32.269864 65.04965 Unknown Unknown One INGO deminer was shot and injured. It remains unclear if this was an intentional shooting or a stray bullet. Yes Official Report
170 Feb 2002 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home 36.7 67.116667 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and wounded after four armed men raided his house in Mazar-e Sharif. Archived Archived
1769 Jun 10 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 11 0 0 0 8 3 0 11 0 0 0 0 11 11 0 0 Unknown Unknown Project site 34.271643 69.293706 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Eight NGO deminers were killed and three others injured when anti-government elements attacked a minefield. Yes Official Report
2570 Jan 26 2019 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 34.44038 70.441856 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One male national staff was injured when a magnetic IED, attached to a UN implementing partner vehicle responsible for mine clearance, detonated, also killing a dependent of the staff member (not counted here) in the vehicle. Yes Official Report
1770 Jun 11 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.848675 61.877106 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One driver transporting water for an NGO project was abducted by five anti-government elements. Yes Official Report
435 May 12 2006 Afghanistan 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Aerial bombardment Ambush Road 34.3508273 62.2164003 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed, 1 NGO national staff doctor killed, and 1 UN national staff program manager wounded (lost leg) when the vehicle came under rocket fire in Heart, May 12. Archived Archived
436 May 17 2006 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Unknown Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Non-state armed group: Global Al-Qaeda I UN national staff driver wounded when UN vehicle hit by suicide bomber in Kandahar, May 17. Archived Archived
1238 Feb 21 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.221192 71.049777 Non-state armed group: National Taliban An INGO driver was abducted by the Taliban along with two patients. The patients were released after an hour, and the driver was released after 2 hours. About 15 minutes down the road the driver was abducted again by another group of Taliban and was held until 2100hrs on 22 Feb. Yes Focal Point
1774 Jun 21 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 32.068654 64.835257 Unknown Unknown One deminer was found dead with gunshot wounds. The circumstances leading to his death remain unclear. Yes Official Report
2578 May 5 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Ambush Public location 34.533814 69.181595 Unknown Unknown One female national INGO staff was struck on her head by a group of armed men after exiting a bank branch. The staff member had withdrawn a large amount of money for office use, which was taken by the armed men after she was assaulted. Yes Focal Point
176 Apr 2002 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot dead in his house. Archived Archived
973 Jun 29 2010 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.52813 69.17233 Unknown Unknown 1 UN international staff shot while driving a UN vehicle and later died from the injuries. Another UN staff (not counted) was in the vehicle but did not sustain injuries. Yes Official Report
439 May 22 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 Landmine Ambush Road 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 4 NGO national staff killed when their car hit a landmine, May 22. One doctor, two nurses and their driver. Archived Archived
975 Jul 7 2010 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 31.53622 64.15271 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Four local staff of an INGO were kidnapped by unknown armed men while they were on the way from Marja District to Lashkar Gah City. The abductors demanded a ransom for their safe release. Two were killed, two were freed on August 17 when NATO and Afghan army forces discovered and attacked a Taliban prison Yes Official Report
1241 Feb 28 2011 Afghanistan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.67818 66.80325 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Three drivers of UN contracted trucks were abducted by Taliban fighters who looted the food, and burnt the trucks Yes Focal Point
440 May 30 2006 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Shooting Ambush Road 36.83333 65.83333 Unknown Unknown 4 INGO national staff shot and killed inside their car while traveling between Abas and Chapa Chi Ariq villages in Jawzjan, May 30. 4 men were later arrested. No motive established. Archived Archived
976 Jul 10 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Road 36.83763 66.63932 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 1 INGO national staff riding on a motorcycle was wounded by two unknown armed men, believed to be ACGs. They stopped the staffer who was en route to visit program recipients. The armed men beat the staff member and he attempted to escape; subsequently, the perpetrators shot and injured him. Yes Official Report
2311 Aug 14 2017 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Shooting Unknown Unknown 34.52151 65.246344 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three national aid workers for an INGO were gunned down and killed in Ghor province, somewhere near the capital city of Chaghcharan. Two others (not currently counted in the AWSD because the information could not be verified) were reportedly wounded in the event. Although the motive and perpetrators of this incident are also unknown, the area reportedly has an active Taliban and ISIS presence. Yes Media
441 May 30 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 36.75 72 Unknown Unknown 3 donor agency national staff killed in remote control bomb attack on bridge in Badakshan, May 30. Archived Archived
977 Jul 7 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Home 34.41712 70.44959 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed when AOG fired six mortars towards JAF. At least two projectiles impacted in a residential area west of JAF, killing the INGO national staff member in his residence and injuring two civilians (not counted). Yes Official Report
979 Jul 10 2010 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 34.52813 69.17233 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff sustained gunshot injuries when he was caught up in a shooting incident that involved two families drawn in a land dispute. Pending Archived
2047 Jan 19 2016 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 34.555349 69.207486 Unknown Unknown A national UN staff member was shot and killed in his home in Kabul. Yes Official Report
2583 Jul 28 2018 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Project site 34.44038 70.441856 State: unknown Not applicable 3 national INGO staff were killed and 2 wounded during an aerial bombardment of a project site at 11:15 on July 28, 2018 in Police District #03. Yes Focal Point
983 Aug 5 2010 Afghanistan 0 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 8 0 0 8 10 0 0 10 Unknown Ambush Public location 36.75 72 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 10 INGO staff (2 nationals, 8 internationals: 6 US, 1 Briton, 1 German) executed by Taliban gunmen while on trek through forest. Yes Official Report
986 Jul 3 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 34 65 Unknown Unknown 1 national staff of INGO killed by IED while on his way home from the office on his motorcycle. Yes Official Report
2050 Jan 27 2016 Afghanistan 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 31.829949 31.829949 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A UN implementing partner was attacked by anti-government elements in Nahr Sarraj district near Greshk town. Four team members were killed and one was kidnapped and later released with the aid of the local community leaders. Yes Official Report
2316 Sep 11 2017 Afghanistan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 36.692617 67.117951 Aid recipient Not applicable One international staff member of the ICRC working in Mazar-i-Sharif, was shot and killed at the organization's rehabilitation center where she treated disabled men, women, and children. She was taken to a NATO medical facility where she succumbed to her wounds. According to early reports, the shooter was someone that she treated. Yes Media
987 Jul 4 2010 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Unknown 36.13068 68.70829 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 2 INGO national staff kidnapped during ambush by Taliban gunmen. Released on 14 July after the intervention of elders and ransom payments by victims' families. Yes Official Report
447 Jun 2006 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Unknown Ambush Unknown 36.83763 66.63932 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff driver killed and 2 national staff injured when militants attacked their car in Charbolak district of Balkh province. Archived Archived
988 Jul 8 2010 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Unknown 35.03975 69.00685 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staffer killed along with two ANP personnel by IED strike on a convoy. Target presumed to be ANP, not UN. Yes Official Report
1249 May 4 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.5448968 68.4132108 Non-state armed group: National Taliban An INGO ambulance driver was abducted by Taliban, released unharmed six days later. Yes Focal Point
1784 Jul 10 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 7 0 0 0 6 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 Unknown Unknown Project site 34.653915 61.201502 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Six deminers were killed and one wounded when anti-government elements attacked the demining operation site. One person is also missing. Yes Official Report
448 Jun 22 2006 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.3 70.833333 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO national staff kidnapped while driving in eastern Nuristan province, June 22; released after 4 days. Archived Archived
989 Jul 11 2010 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 35.94458 68.71512 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 3 INGO national staffers kidnapped by armed opposition forces who searched their vehicle "for material relating them to GOA, ANSF or NGOs." Held for 6 days, then released "unharmed due to the staff members Yes Official Report
2854 Apr 9 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 31.7880105 65.5707852 Unknown Unknown Four male NGO staff members travelling in a person vehicle in Khakrez district, Kandahar, were kidnapped by unknown armed perpetrators. They were released unharmed 7 days later. Yes Focal Point
3094 Aug 13 2020 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Home 34.434167 70.447778 Unknown Unknown One UN agency male national staff was shot and killed in his home in Jalalabad. Further information about the incident is unavailable at this time.  Pending Official Report
990 Jul 14 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 31.6257334 65.7145053 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 4 national NGO workers kidnapped by anti-government elements. Released four days later after community mediation Yes Official Report
1251 May 10 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Road 33.5448968 68.4132108 Unknown Unknown A national staffer of an INGO was shot and seriously wounded while traveling to his home town on annual leave. It is believed that he was caught in the crossfire. Yes Focal Point
2055 Dec 30 2015 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.953692 64.911089 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An NGO staff member and driver were abducted by armed anti-government elements (AGE) while traveling towards Maimana city with supplies. Yes Official Report
991 Jul 15 2010 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.9261784 64.6237758 Non-state armed group: National Pashtun and Uzbek anti-government forces Two INGO staff members were kidnapped by Pashtun and Uzbek anti-government forces while on the road in Qara Shekhi Village. One released on 28 July, and the other on 31 July, following intervention by local elders. Yes Official Report
993 Jul 21 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.9261784 64.6237758 Unknown Unknown 4 staff members of a medical NGO (one woman and three men) and a child were abducted while they were travelling to provide health services in a private vehicle. The female staff member, her husband and the child were released the same day. The abductors later released the two remaining staff at approximately 1530 hrs on 27 July, after local elders negotiated with the abductors. Victims were interrogated on their knoweldge of Islam, and accused of spreading Christianity. Yes Official Report
1254 Jul 10 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Road 35.3 70.833333 Non-state armed group: National Unknown INGO driver was caught up in some fighting between ISAF and AOG. An AOG fired rocket impacted near the vehicle and he was wounded in the leg and hospitalized. Yes Focal Point
453 Jul 10 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Raid Project site 32.23556 62.94611 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff wounded when health clinic was attached in Farah Province, Bakwa District, July 10. Unknown perpetrators hit the guard and burnt a flying coach vehicle (used as ambulance), a motorbike and broke the doors and the windows of the c Archived Archived
726 May 21 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Home 36.7581256 66.8980826 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff shot dead by two unknown perpetrators in front of home. The victim was working as a teacher of the NGO's educational project. The motive behind of this killing is still unclear and it is possible that this was some kind of personal / family enmity, not a political act. Yes Focal Point
994 Jul 27 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 34.3508273 62.2164003 Unknown Unknown 2 national NGO workers kidnapped and released the following day after intervention by elders. Motive unclear Yes Official Report
727 Jun 2 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Home 35.75 69 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff member killed by small arms fire at their residence. According to the report, the victim was shot after returning from a party. The murdered staff member was a district program manager/ head of sub-office in Baghlan-e-Jadid district. Four suspected men (who accompanied the victim from the party to his home) were arrested by the police. A police investigation is ongoing Archived Archived
995 Aug 2 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 34.34817 62.19967 Unknown Unknown 1 female national staffer of an INGO attacked and stabbed with knife. Motive unclear Yes Official Report
728 Aug 9 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Individual attack Home 33.5448968 68.4132108 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff killed: Initial reports state that an NGO employee was allegedly taken out from his residence by a group of assailants in the area. Later on he was found killed in the nearby village. No further information available at this stage. Archived Archived
997 Aug 21 2010 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Home 35.6854469 64.2833366 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 2 local INGO staffers kidnapped in front of a private house in Aq Mazar village by armed opposition groups. Released 6 September. Yes Official Report
2861 Oct 23 2019 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 37.414099 70.1932084 Non-state armed group: Subnational The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Two INGO national staff, one female and one male, were kidnapped along with two civilians (rental car driver and staff's husband) at a project site in Aspakha village, Shahr-e-Buzurg district. Focal point reports indicate the kidnappers belong to the NSAG The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and requested ransom from one of the family members. Both staff were released unharmed after 36 hours. Yes Focal Point
729 Feb 17 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Individual attack Home 35.9261784 64.6237758 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed at home in a target killing. Archived Archived
998 Aug 23 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.34817 62.19967 Unknown Unknown 1 international (German) and 1 national staff were kidnapped after their car was stopped on the road by a group of armed men firing in the air. There were 6 staffers in the car, of which two were abducted. Released Aug 29 after negotiation. Attack appeared planned in advance. Yes Official Report
1793 Jul 15 2014 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.357798 62.348836 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Four INGO national staff members returning from a project visit were abducted by anti-government elements at an illegal checkpoint. UPDATE: two of the four INGO national staff members were released on 20 July and 21 July 2014; the other two remain unaccounted for. Yes Official Report
2598 Jul 16 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 31.612181 65.712219 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An INGO national volunteer and his brother were physically assaulted by AOG (brother not counted in the AWSD). Reportedly, the assault occurred because the AOG was opposed to their association with the INGO. Yes Focal Point
457 Jul 23 2006 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 34.1605257 64.9201949 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff killed when their vehicle in Ghor province was ambushed by gunmen firing AK-47s. No known motive. Archived Archived
730 Jun 11 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Individual attack Home 36.734772 70.811995 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed at their residence Archived Archived
999 Aug 28 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.9261784 64.6237758 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 5 local NGO staff - 4 female aid workers and their driver - were abducted by unknown gunmen. The AOGs held the group in various locations until they were released on 9 September from Langar Village of Almar District. Pending Media
2863 Jun 1 2019 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Home 31.0261488 62.4504154 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One male national INGO staff member was kidnapped and held for several days by the Taliban in Nimroz province. The staff member was on leave in his home village when he was abducted, but he was able to convince the perpetrators he was a student, not an aid worker, leading to his release. Yes Focal Point
197 Nov 2002 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 2 UN national staff beaten. Archived Archived
458 Jul 25 2006 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Other Explosives Individual attack Home 34 69.25 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff in Logar province wounded by an IED at their house. The bomb was rigged to the entry gate. Unclear if targeted for INGO work or if it was personal. Yes Official Report
731 Jun 19 2007 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 34.220389 70.3800314 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 1 NGO national staff shot and killed by an armed group. Archived Archived
1000 Aug 30 2010 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Roadside IED Ambush Road 36.75 72 Unknown Unknown 3 local personnel of an INGO (2 employees one community volunteer) were killed and two others (one staff and one community volunteer) wounded when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb. Suspected target was government vehicle, not the INGO. Only staff, not community volunteers are included in the count here. Pending Media
732 Sep 6 2007 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Raid Home 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff killed when two armed men entered the victim's home. Archived Archived
1001 Sep 2 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.95 71.13333 Unknown Unknown 1 female national staffer of an NGO shot and wounded by small arms fire while travelling with other staffers in a vehicle unrelated to NGO business. Yes Official Report
1529 Oct 15 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Public location 32.52154 67.41315 Unknown Unknown One LNGO staff member was attacked and killed by unknown gunmen in Shahjoy Bazaar area of Qalat Province. Yes Focal Point
733 Sep 19 2007 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 34.3707276 68.3288601 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff (a doctor & his driver) were found dead in Chack District. Archived Archived
1002 Sep 5 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 31.610269 65.701536 Unknown Unknown 1 national staff driver of demining NGO shot and killed Yes Official Report
200 Nov 2002 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Project site 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff shot dead on community visit. Archived Archived
734 Oct 11 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 34.75 67.25 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff security guard found dead with 2 stab wounds to the stomach Archived Archived
1531 Oct 22 2012 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.377474 63.164658 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Four drivers of commercial trucks carrying INGO food items were abducted by AOG while on the road; two managed to get free a few hours later, and the remaining two were released the following evening. Yes Official Report
1798 Jul 24 2014 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.341944 62.203056 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two international aid workers, while in a taxi on the way to their office, were killed by gunmen on a motorcycle. Yes Media
2068 Feb 16 2016 Afghanistan 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.498229 67.761598 Unknown Unknown Five ICRC staff members were abducted while on their way to carry out an assessment, with the aim to assist communities in the Waghaz district of Ghazni. They were later all released on 19th February. Yes Official Report
735 Nov 18 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 36.734772 70.811995 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed when an INGO vehicle with 6 occupants was ambushed. Archived Archived
1005 Aug 29 2010 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 35.41667 64.75 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 4 national INGO staff abducted and held until Sept 18. Yes Official Report
1799 Jul 25 2014 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 34.5225 65.251667 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two INGO staff members were killed by anti-government elements. Civilians and Afghan government and military personnel were also killed in the attack. Yes Official Report
2604 Oct 6 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Mob violence Public location 34.4823 66.2724 Unaffiliated Not applicable One female national INGO staff member was hit by crossfire during a mob incident and later died in the hospital on October 6, 2018. The mob reportedly erupted as the group tried to prevent the arrest of a local commander by the military. Yes Focal Point
736 Mar 5 2008 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Unknown 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown A NGO national staff shot and killed by unknown armed persons. Archived Archived
1006 Sep 27 2010 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.13068 68.70829 Unknown Unknown 1 national staff (driver) of an INGO wounded and 3 others abducted while in a convoy of INGO vehicles. The 3 abducted staff were released on Sept 30. Yes Official Report
737 Mar 17 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 36.75635 66.8972 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff driver died from serious injuries when the INGO vehicle traveling from Mazar-e-Sharif to Jawzjan Province came under small arms fire attack by two unknown individuals riding a motorcycle. The other vehicle occupant escaped unharmed. Yes Official Report
1534 Apr 29 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 Rape/sexual assault Raid Office/compound 34.551047 69.163852 Unknown Unknown One female INGO staff member was sexually assaulted and subsequently hospitalized after five masked men broke into the NGO guesthoust and robbed the residents. Three other staff members were present, but seem to have been unhurt. Yes Official Report
204 Nov 24 2002 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 36.83763 66.63932 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Japanese) staff killed in Chaharbolak district of Balkh, reported Nov 24, no other details. Archived Archived
738 Mar 23 2008 Afghanistan 0 0 12 0 0 0 5 7 0 12 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 12 Unknown Ambush Road 36.83333 65.83333 Unknown Unknown 5 NGO national staff killed and 7 NGO national staff injured when a convoy consisting of four vehicles came under SAF attack in Surkh Tepa area of Faizabad District. Archived Archived
1008 Oct 7 2010 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Shelling Ambush Road 36.26468 68.01551 Unknown Unknown 1 national staff killed and 3 national staff wounded, all from an intl demining NGO, when their vehicle was attacked by an RPG fired from a distance. Motive unclear. Yes Official Report
739 Mar 24 2008 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 36.72896 68.857 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff killed when their vehicle came under small arms fire attack in Archi District, Wazer Khil area of Kunduz Province. The vehicle was en route from Arich District to Kunduz city. Archived Archived
1009 Oct 9 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Combat/Crossfire Unknown 34.1081 68.4936 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 1 national employee of an INGO was among those killed during an operation between international forces with Afghan forces against a shadow govt and armed opposition groups. Yes Official Report
740 Apr 28 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 36.7581256 66.8980826 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed. The body of the staff member was found in close proximity to the victim Archived Archived
1010 Oct 12 2010 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Individual attack Road 36.25 64.83333 Unaffiliated Not applicable 1 national INGO staff wounded (another only slightly wounded) when they were fired upon by an armed individual while riding a motorcycle. The incident resulted from a long standing personal dispute and is unrelated to the INGO. Yes Official Report
1269 Dec 30 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Home 35.9261784 64.6237758 Unaffiliated Spouse An INGO national staff member was stabbed by her husband (also a staff member) and wounded. Yes Focal Point
1537 Jul 31 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.038489 66.721209 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One INGO staff member was killed when the car he was traveling in was stopped by AOG at an illegal checkpoint. Four others were in the car (not staff members); three of them were also killed but one was released to report the incident. There is no indication that the incident was related to his work. Yes Official Report
741 Jun 19 2008 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Unknown Raid Project site 36.727865 68.867998 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff (a guard and doctor) killed by the intruders, who then escaped leaving the facility undamaged. An unconfirmed number of individuals arrived at a clinic run by an INGO with intent to burn it down. Archived Archived
742 Jul 4 2008 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Unknown 35.3 70.833333 Foreign or coalition forces International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) 3 INGO national staff killed and one wounded when IMF conducted air strikes, against a reported AOG group. 22 civilians had been killed and seven others injured as a result of the strikes (not included). Archived Archived
743 Jul 7 2008 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 31.6257334 65.7145053 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 3 INGO national staff kidnapped by an AOG element. One of the INGO national staff (who is also reported to have been working with/or having association with a GoA office as well) along with 2 companions were traveling in a local taxi on the Kandahar Archived Archived
1013 Oct 25 2010 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.73605 69.53451 Unknown Unknown An international staff member (Dutch) and driver of an INGO that helps disabled people were abducted when armed men hijacked their vehicle. Both were released on 2 December 2010. Yes Official Report
472 Aug 27 2006 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Unknown Raid Office/compound 35 63.75 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff guards found dead after two armed men climbed over the wall into an INGO office compound in Badghis Province, Bala Murghab District, Aug 27. Reportedly the perpetrators damaged (did not steal) office equipment, and broke the windows. Archived Archived
744 Jul 10 2008 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Office/compound 30.5 62 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff kidnapped and found dead. The viticm was a NSP related engineer reported missing after attending a private party and dropped off at an office he was staying at. This staff member is reported as being from out of province whose only purpose for being in Nimroz was attending the party. He was subsequently found deceased on the 12th of July in Chakansour District, the victim of knife wounds. At this time it is unclear who the perpetrators were or why he was killed. Archived Archived
1014 Oct 25 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 31.61332 65.71013 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A national staff member of a demining NGO was shot and wounded. The same organization had been approached by persons claiming to be AOG several weeks ago and told to cease operations in the area. Yes Official Report
1273 Jun 23 2011 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 36.7 67.116667 Unknown Unknown A national staffer of a UN agency was injured in an armed attack. Yes Focal Point
1808 Aug 14 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.671608 61.981391 Non-state armed group: Subnational Unknown Five ICRC staff members were abducted by a local armed group while traveling to deliver aid in Herat province. UPDATE: All 5 were released unharmed on 20 August. Yes Official Report
2079 Mar 18 2016 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.183294 68.75021 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two international staff members of an INGO were abducted along the Puli Khumri-Kunduz main road in Baghlan province by armed men. Released April 4, 2016 Yes Official Report
745 Aug 20 2008 Afghanistan 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 5 0 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 Unknown Ambush Road 34.9897121 68.8733495 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff killed and 5 NGO national staff wounded when their locally run, internationally funded, NGO vehicle was struck by an IED. Archived Archived
1015 Oct 26 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.1605257 64.9201949 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An armed opposition group hijacked an NGO vehicle while staff were on their way back from a project and abducted 3 staff members. A few hours later, the group released unharmed one of the NGO staff who was from local area. The remaining 2 individuals (an engineer and a driver) were taken by the group; the next day, one of the abducted NGO staff managed to escape; the armed groups attempted to take him back but the community interfered (there are reports that a brief fire fight ensued between the AOG and the locals). Three days later, on 30 October, due to the negotiation and support of local elders the last NGO staff was released unharmed. (Note: only 1 individual was confirmed as abducted for more than 24 hrs.) There are indications that the motive for this hijacking and abduction was financial. Yes Official Report
1809 Aug 16 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.211003 69.097956 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Three local employees of a demining NGO were abducted by anti-government elements. The vehicles have been recovered, but no information concerning the abductees. Yes Official Report
2344 Jan 24 2018 Afghanistan 0 9 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 9 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 9 Complex attack Raid Office/compound 34.419849 70.472943 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) Four national staff members of an INGO and one soldier (not counted here) were killed in a complex attack on the organization's office in Jalalabad. The attackers detonated a suicide car bomb and then laid siege to the building for hours. Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the attack. Five other national INGO staff were injured in the attack and are receiving medical treatment. Yes media
746 Aug 31 2008 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Unknown Raid Project site 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff killed when two armed men wearing masks on motorbike forcefully entered into a Basic Health Clinic belonging to the NGO. Upon entering the compound, they initiated an attack against a national staff member killing her. There was a total of five staff members (including the midwife, Community Supervisor, 2 guards, and the Clinic Supervisor) present at the time of the incident. The perpetrators also stole mobile phones and other valuable belongings. The remaining 4 staff members who were left uninjured are now under investigation by the Government. No one has claimed the responsibility for the incident so far. Archived Archived
1016 Oct 29 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 31.517771 64.114227 Unknown Unknown 2 female nationals working on a women's microeconomic development project (jam production and/or a tailoring cooperative), funded through a USAID initiative, were shot and beheaded. Motive unclear. Yes Official Report
747 Sep 16 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 32 67.25 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff and 2 ANP escorts (not included) killed when their vehicle suffered a remote control IED strike. Archived Archived
1017 Nov 2 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Home 33.66667 69.33333 Unknown Unknown 1 national employee of an NGO was injured when a rocket was fired in the direction of the district administrative centre and hit a guest house where the staff member was staying (2 other guests also injured). Yes Official Report
2880 Mar 14 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Complex attack Combat/Crossfire Project site 34.9197738 65.2909179 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One male NGO security guard at a healthy facility in Char Sada, was killed when clashes between the Taliban and the Afghan National Army (ANA) erupted in the area around the project site. Yes Focal Point
476 Sep 10 2006 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO (1 international [Colombian], 2 national) staff kidnapped ,Sept 9; released Sept 29. Archived Archived
748 Nov 9 2008 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.3508273 62.2164003 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff nurse killed when an IED exploded on the road to Shirzad village targeting an Afghan government vehicle. All the other occupants of the vehicle died (not included). The security team consisting of representatives from the various departments were visiting the village in connection with an investigation of a previous homicide. Archived Archived
1545 Jun 19 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown One national male doctor was beaten by unknown armed insurgents over a personal matter. Yes Focal Point
2881 Jul 6 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.1 64.2667 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One male NGO staff member was shot and killed by Taliban perpetrators on the road as he was travelling to the local health centre. Yes Focal Point
1813 Aug 24 2014 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 37.474549 70.535009 Unknown Unknown Three INGO national staff members were abducted by unknown men. They were released unhurt two days later, on 26 August. Yes Official Report
2085 Apr 28 2016 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.500759 69.851369 Non-state armed group: National Taliban An international female NGO worker was abducted while traveling on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway. Update: A statement made by the Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, on August 29th, confirms that the aid worker was freed in August, four months after her kidnapping. Although the Minister did not provide further details, Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security mentioned in the media that the aid worker was freed as a result of a special operation. Yes Media
2882 Oct 10 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.1244 66.5288 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One male NGO staff member was shot and killed when the ambulance he was in to accompany a patient was ambushed by Taliban perpetrators near Bayencha village between Dualiana district and Chaghcharan district. Yes Focal Point
1675 Sep 5 2013 Armenia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Unknown 40.182387 44.511848 Unknown Unknown One INGO staff member was beaten by a group of unknown men in Yerevan. He was subsequently hospitalized and required surgery. Yes Focal Point
271 Dec 18 2003 Angola 0 7 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 Landmine Ambush Road -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 6 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded by landmine, Dec 18. Archived Archived
25 Oct 1997 Angola 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush. Archived Archived
28 Oct 1997 Angola 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (German and Zimbabwean) staff killed in ambush. Archived Archived
58 Nov 14 1998 Angola 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound -12.3830189 16.9423833 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and killed while guarding warehouse in Kuito on Nov 14. Archived Archived
59 Nov 1998 Angola 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Unknown Ambush Road -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 2 UN national staff killed and 1 wounded in convoy ambush. Archived Archived
60 Dec 1998 Angola 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Unknown Individual attack Unknown -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national female staff killed. Archived Archived
63 Jan 2 1999 Angola 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shelling Unknown Road -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed when MONUA chartered plane shot down Jan 2. Archived Archived
72 Apr 14 1999 Angola 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Unknown Ambush Road -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 5 INGO and NGOs national staff killed in ambush April 14. Archived Archived
78 Jun 1999 Angola 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 Unknown Raid Project site -9.1842148 13.9624111 Non-state armed group: National National Union for the Total Independence of Angola 2 INGO national staff killed and 2 wounded when ambushed by armed men wearing UNITA uniforms during polio eradication campaign in Barraca, Bengo Province. Archived Archived
79 Jun 1999 Angola 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road -7.6117323 15.0563515 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff killed when 80-truck convoy was ambushed in the north Angolan province of Uije including some aid vehicles June 16. Approximately 60 dead or missing including 54 civilians. Archived Archived
85 Sep 16 1999 Angola 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed when convoy attacked Sept 16. Archived Archived
102 Jan 2000 Angola 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Unknown Ambush Road -14.06667 14.08333 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO national staff killed and 2 wounded in ambush near the town of Quilengues. Archived Archived
112 May 2000 Angola 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0<