Incident Summary:

09/15/2013: A civilian bus struck a roadside bomb in Lakhshak area, Nimroz province, Afghanistan. The bus then struck another vehicle. At least 15 people were killed and another 25 people were injured in the blast and in the following collision. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, officials attributed the attack to the Taliban.

GTD ID:
201309150047

When:
2013-09-15

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nimroz

City:
Lakhshak

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 15 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Afghanistan: Deadly blast leaves 40 killed or injured in western Afghanistan," Khaama Press, September 17, 2013."