Incident Summary:

12/26/2005: In an incident similar to a previous case (cf. 200512250003), Taliban spokesman Qari Mohammad Yusof stated that the group had attacked a police motorcycle patrol in the Shinkay (District) of Zabol Province, kidnapping two police officers. The kidnapping outcome was unknown, but as of December 27, 2005, Taliban spokesman Yusof, stated that the men were ‘still alive.’




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Shinkay district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghanistan Police Forces
Specific Description Afghanistan Police Forces in Zabol Province
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
The Taliban 'attacked' a police patrol and kidnapped two officers, but the source mentions no weapons.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Just like the Taliban kidnapping incident (cf. 200512250003) this one's outcome is unknown. On the December 27, 2005 there was a reported quote from Taliban spokesman Qari Mohammad Yusof, that both men were 'still alive.'
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Taliban Claim Capture of Two Police Officers in Southern Afghan Province,” Afghan Islamic Press, December 27, 2005.