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."
"Bomb kills 10 Afghans heading for wedding: officials," Agence France Presse -- English, November 8, 2012."
"Bombings across Afghanistan kill 20 people," The Associated Press, November 8, 2012."