Incident Summary:

08/30/2010: On Monday night at 2200, in an unspecified location in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan, a rocket was fired by militants at the office of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, and one security guard was injured. No damage was reported and no group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
201008300008

When:
2010-08-30

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kandahar

City:

Location Details:
The attack took place at the office of United Nations Assistance Mission, in an unspecified location in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
Specific Description The office of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
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/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
One rocket 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
Sources
Xinhua News Agency, "Rocket Attack on UN Office in S. Afghanistan Injures Guard," Xinhua News Agency, August 31, 2010, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-08/31/c_13471282.htm.
Philippines News Agency, "Roadside Bomb Kills Three Aid Workers in NE Afghanistan," LexisNexis Academic, Philippines News Agency, August 31, 2010.