Incident Summary:

05/26/2014: An explosive device attached to a bicycle detonated near an Afghan Police vehicle in Maymana city, Faryab province, Afghanistan. At least nine people, including five officers, were injured in the blast. Mahaz Fedai Tahrik Islami Afghanistan claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201405260019

When:
2014-05-26

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Faryab

City:
Maymana

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device planted on a bicycle 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
Mahaz Fedai Tahrik Islami Afghanistan Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Nine people injured in blast in northern Afghan city," Afghan Islamic Press, May 26, 2014.
"Highlights: Pakistan Pashto Press 27 May, 2014," OSC Summary, May 27, 2014.