Incident Summary:

09/30/2009: On Wednesday, a roadside bomb struck the vehicle of the head of the Tribal Solidarity Council, Ghazi Nawaz Tanay in Khost, Afghanistan. He was wounded alongside his bodyguard. No other casualties have been reported, and no group has taken responsibility for the bomb.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in an unknown city in Khost, Afghanistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Tribal Solidarity Council
Specific Description The target was the vehicle of head of the Tribal Solidarity Council, Ghazi Nawaz Tanay.
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Jane's Intelligence, "Roadside Bomb Wounds Senior Tribal Official in Afghanistan's Khowst," Terrorism Watch Report, October 1, 2009.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Tribal Leader, One Bodyguard Injured in Improvised Explosive Device Attack in Khowst, Afghanistan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 12, 2010.
BBC Monitoring South Asia, "Afghan Council Official Wounded in Blast in Southeast," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring South Asia, September 30, 2009.