Incident Summary:

10/30/2010: At 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, assailants attacked a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) outpost in Barmal, Paktika, Afghanistan, armed with rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, and small arms. Eighty assailants were killed and five soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources indicated that the assailants were Taliban insurgents who had crossed into Afghanistan from Pakistan.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Paktika Province

Barmal district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
Specific Description Combat Outpost
Nationality of Target International
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, and small arms.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 80
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 80 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 80
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 80
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"80 Taliban killed in failed attack on Nato outpost: official," Agence France Presse via Gulf News, October 30, 2010.