Incident Summary:

11/08/2012: A roadside bomb detonated in Bad Pakh district, Laghman province, Afghanistan. The blast was targeting an Afghan National Army (ANA) supply convoy; five soldiers were killed and one more was injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201211080008

When:
2012-11-08

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Laghman

City:
Bad Pakh district

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 Convoy
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
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
"Bombings Kill at Least 20 in Afghanistan as Attacks Escalate," The New York Times, November 9, 2012."
"Bombings across Afghanistan kill 20 people," The Associated Press, November 8, 2012."
"Bomb kills 10 Afghans heading for wedding: officials," Agence France Presse -- English, November 8, 2012."