Incident Summary:

09/15/2009: On Tuesday, in Herat, Herat, Afghanistan, assailants detonated an improvised explosive device planted underneath a bridge and targeting a government vehicle, wounding one government employee and one child and damaging the vehicle and the bridge. Al-Fatah claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200909150005

When:
2009-09-15

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Herat

City:
Herat

Location Details:
The explosion occurred underneath a bridge in Herat, Afghanistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Afghan Government
Specific Description A government vehicle
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Fatah Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Government Employee, One Child Wounded in IED Attack by Al-Fatah in Herat, Afghanistan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 19, 2010.
Pajhwok Afghan News, "Violence Leaves One Dead, Five Wounded," LexisNexis Academic, Pajhwok Afghan News, September 16, 2009.