Incident Summary:

04/11/2015: Several students at Fatiha School fell ill after eating beans sold to them by a vendor in Herat city, Herat province, Afghanistan. Approximately 100 students were hospitalized as a result of the poisoning. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201504110008

When:
2015-04-11

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Herat

City:
Herat

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Fatiha School
Specific Description Students
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Chemical Poisoning
Weapon Details
Poisoned beans were 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 101 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 101
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Terrorists blamed for poisoning students, Taliban torches clinic in Afghanistan," Xinhua News Agency, April 12, 2015."
"Bodies of five kidnapped aid workers found in southern Afghanistan," Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2015."
"100 Afghan schoolchildren hospitalised after being poisoned by beans," International Business Times UK, April 12, 2015."