Incident Summary:

02/25/2012: A landmine was remotely detonated while Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers tried to defuse it in Muqur district, Badghis province, Afghanistan. Six soldiers were killed and 16 injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Muqur district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Boom Dara area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Army (ANA)
Specific Description 207th Zafar Military Corps Base
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 6 Fatalities / 16 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 16
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Explosion Kills Four Army Soldiers In Afghan West," Pajhwok Afghan News, February 25, 2012."
"BBC Monitoring: Afghanistan Daily Security Roundup - 25 Feb 12," Afghan Islamic Press news agency, Peshawar, February 25, 2012."
"Explosion reported at army base in Afghan west," Afghan Islamic Press, February 25, 2012."