Incident Summary:

12/30/2013: An explosive device detonated prematurely as assailants were arming the device in Marja district, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Four assailants were killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201312310061

When:
2013-12-30

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Helmand

City:
Marjah district

Location Details:
Incident occurred in Tarkha Nawar area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Afghanistan: Accidental Explosion Kills Four Alleged Militants," Pajhwok Afghan News, December 31, 2013.