Incident Summary:

12/30/2011: A roadside bomb killed 4 and injured 1 when it detonated outside of Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan, Afghanistan. The bomb detonated when the civilian's car came into contact with the explosive. While there is no official claim of responsibility, it is suspected that the Taliban is responsible.

GTD ID:
201112300014

When:
2011-12-30

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Uruzgan

City:
Near Tarin Kot

Location Details:
Outside of the town

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Five civilians
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Roadside bomb
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 4 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
Masoud Popalzai, "4 killed in Afghanistan roadside bomb attack," CNN, December 30, 2011.
"Roadside bomb kills 4 in Afghan," IOL, December 30, 2011.