Incident Summary:

05/15/2012: Assailants poisoned the drinking water at Warza High School in Ismail Khil district, Khost province, Afghanistan. The poison injured at least 250 children. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201205150014

When:
2012-05-15

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khost

City:
Ismail Khil

Location Details:
Attack occurred at the Warza high school in Ismail Khil District, Khost Province, Afghanistan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Warza High School
Specific Description Students
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Chemical Poisoning
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 / 250 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 250
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Attacks on Schools," Daily Outlook Afghanistan, May 29, 2012."
"250 Afghan students hospitalized after being poisoned," Xinhua News Agency, May 15, 2012."