Incident Summary:

03/31/2015: Assailants opened fire on Makhdom Basir in Awqaf village, Sangcharak district, Sari Pul province, Afghanistan. Basir, a local tribal elder, and his son were killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Taliban.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Sari Pul


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sangcharak district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Tribal Elder: Makhdom Basir
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Afghanistan: Four Police, Four Militants Killed in Attack on Police Check Point in Sar-e Pul," Pajhwok Afghan News, April 1, 2015.
"Gunmen shoot dead tribal elder, his son in Afghan north," BBC Monitoring South Asia - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, April 1, 2015.
"State PAO: Mazar-e Sharif Local News Summary 2 April 2015," OSC Summary, April 1, 2015.