Incident Summary:

12/30/2005: A remote-controlled bomb killed four Afghan police officers and injured seven others at a checkpoint in Helmand Province’s Hazar Joft (District). Taliban spokesman, Mohammad Yousuf Ahmadi, claimed responsibility for the bombing.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Hazar Juft

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghanistan Police Forces
Specific Description Afghanistan Police Forces in Helmand Province
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
The Taliban spokesman mentioned that the bomb was a remote detonated device.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information One more of many Taliban attacks on police forces in Afghanistan. The bomb was said to have been planted just outside the check post.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“AFP: Suspected Taliban Bomb Kills 4 Afghan Policemen,” Agence France Presse, December 30, 2005.