Incident Summary:

12/30/2010: On Thursday, in Nahr e Saraj, Helmand, Afghanistan, a roadside improvised explosive device detonated by unidentified militants in a crowded area killed 10 Afghan civilians and wounded several others. No damage was reported and no group claimed responsibility for the attack, although the Taliban was suspected.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Nahri Saraj district

Location Details:
The attack took place in Nahr e Saraj, Helmand, Afghanistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A remote controlled 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
Taliban (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
International Security Force, "Afghan Civilians Killed, Wounded by Insurgent Attack in Helmand," (December 29, 2010).
Agence France Presse, "Blast Kills More Than 10 Afghan Civilians," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, December 30, 2010.
Qatar News Agency, "More than 10 Civilians Killed in Roadside Bomb in Afghanistan," LexisNexis Academic, Qatar News Agency, December 30, 2010.