Incident Summary:

03/31/2015: Assailants opened fire on Afghan National Police (ANP) officers and set a truck on fire in Dahana-i-Ghuri district, Baghlan province, Afghanistan. At least two police officers were killed and another was wounded in the assault. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Dahana-i-Ghuri district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan National Police (ANP)
Specific Description Truck
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"State PAO: Mazar-e Sharif Local News Summary 2 April 2015," OSC Summary, April 1, 2015.
"Taleban claim killing seven police officers in Afghan north," BBC Monitoring South Asia - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, April 1, 2015.