Incident Summary:

12/31/2014: Suicide bombers detonated explosives and assailants opened fire on the district headquarters in Bati Kot district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. At least three people and two assailants were killed and 14 people were injured in the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Bati Kot district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Batikot
Specific Description District Headquarters
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Several dead, wounded in Battikot," Frontier Post, January 2, 2015.
"Afghanistan: Militants Killed 4, Wounded 14 in Nangarhar," Pajhwok Afghan News, December 31, 2014.
"Five killed, 14 injured in group attack on district headquarters in Afghan east," BBC Monitoring South Asia - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, December 31, 2014.