June 2020 Afghanistan attacks

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June 2020 Afghanistan attacks
Part of the War in Afghanistan
June 2020 Afghanistan attacks is located in Afghanistan
June 2020 Afghanistan attacks (Afghanistan)
LocationBadakhshan Province
Kabul Province
Helmand Province
Date6–29 June 2020
Deaths15 in Badakhshan Province
7 in Kabul Province
23+ in Helmand Province
Injured8 in Kabul Province

In June 2020, insurgents and the Taliban carried out attacks throughout Afghanistan in a continuation of attacks carried out in May.[1]


On June 5, 2020, 10 policemen were killed in attacks in Zabul province.[1] The next day on June 6, a roadside bomb killed 11 members of the Afghan security forces when their vehicle hit a bomb. The Afghan soldiers were responding to attacks on checkpoints in Khash District, Badakhshan Province, when their vehicle hit the bomb.[1] According to the spokesman for Badakhshan's provincial police chief Sanaullah Rohani, a local commander and four militants were among those killed in the attack. In a separate incident on the same day, three police officers were killed in a shootout in Guldara District, Kabul Province.[1]

On 12 June 2020, a Sunni mosque in Kabul was bombed, killing four people and injuring another eight.[2] On 17 June, twelve security forces members were killed and five were wounded during a Taliban attack in Aqcha District, Jowzjan Province. Four soldiers were taken hostage in the attack, and five Taliban militants killed.[3] Two security checkpoints in the Aqcha district were hit from different angles by the attackers, in an attempt to take over their control, a spokesman in the Jawzjan province confirmed.[4] However, the actual extent of casualties are yet to be ascertained, as the group behind the attack has not issued a statement yet.[5] Over a week later on June 29, at least 23 people were killed in rocket attacks on a cattle market in Sangin District, Helmand Province. Both the government and the Taliban blamed each other for the attack.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Separate attacks kill 14 Afghan forces in Kabul, northeast". AP NEWS. 2020-06-06. Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  2. ^ "Official: Bomb explodes in Kabul mosque, at least 4 killed". ABC News. Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  3. ^ "Afghans Say Taliban Attacks Kill At Least 17 Military Personnel In Northern Provinces". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. June 17, 2020. Afghan officials say Taliban fighters have attacked a checkpoint in the northern province of Jawzjan, killing 12 security force members. Abdul Marouf Azar, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said on June 17 that five others were wounded in the attack that occurred at dawn in the Aqcha district.
  4. ^ "Latest Taliban Attacks Kill 17 Afghan Forces".
  5. ^ "Afghanistan: Taliban attack security forces checkpoints in Aqcha (Jowzjan province) June 17".
  6. ^ "Blast kills at least 23 at cattle market in southern Afghanistan". Reuters. 2020-06-29. Retrieved 2020-07-31.