Incident Summary:

07/26/2013: An explosive device detonated in Zabul province, Afghanistan. At least 11 people, three police officers and eight civilians, were killed and another 20 were injured in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201307260045

When:
2013-07-26

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Zabul

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Local Police (ALP)
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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 11 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Several Killed In Bombings In Afghanistan's Restive South," Radio Free Europe, July 29, 2013."
"Highlights: Pakistan Pashto Press 30 Jul 13," OSC Summary, July 30, 2013."