Incident Summary:

12/14/2014: Approximately 2,000 assailants attacked security outposts and villagers in Dangam district, Kunar province, Afghanistan. Five soldiers, a police officer, and at least 12 assailants were killed and 22 assailants were wounded in the ensuing clash, which lasted for several days. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident; sources also attributed the attack to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

GTD ID:
201412140015

When:
2014-12-14

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kunar

City:
Dangam district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Security Force (ANSF)
Specific Description Outposts
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Houses
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here. After the initial attack, the fighting lasted for several days, ending at an unspecified time.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2000
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 18 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 12
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 22
Sources
"Roundup: Afghan forces kill 12 militants, Taliban-linked blast wounds 7," Xinhua General News Service, December 15, 2014."
"At Least 40 Taliban Killed in Afghanistan Since Sunday," Latin American Herald Tribune, December 15, 2014."
"Afghan Taliban mount offensive near border with Pakistan," Qatar Peninsula, December 16, 2014."