Incident Summary:

04/29/2008: On Tuesday, a Taliban suicide bomb explosion in the Khogyani District of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, killed at least 11 Afghan counter-narcotics police officers and seven Afghan civilians. At least 31 people were also wounded. The suicide attack was preceded by a gun battle. The attack was targeting a poppy eradication police force who was working in the area. The Taliban claimed responsibility.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Khogyani district

Location Details:
The incident took place n the Khogyani District of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Law Enforcement
Specific Description Afghan counter-narcotics police officers
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
An IED carried by a suicide bomber was used in the bombing attack while unknown firearms were used in the firearm attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 19 Fatalities / 31 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 19
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 31
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Press TV, "Fifteen Afghans Killed in Explosion,"§ionid=351020403 (accessed April 29, 2008)."