Incident Summary:

05/16/2015: Assailants abducted at least 27 people in Badam Kanda area, Paktika province, Afghanistan. 21 people were released the following day; however, the fate of the remaining six hostages is unknown. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201505160002

When:
2015-05-16

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Paktia

City:
Badam Kanda

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 27
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
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 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 Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Afghanistan: Several hostages freed in Paktia," Khaama Press, May 17, 2015."
"Afghanistan: Taliban Reportedly Kidnap 'Dozens' of Passengers in Paktiya," Pajhwok Afghan News, May 16, 2015."
"Afghanistan: Taliban Abduct 27 People in Paktia," TOLOnews Online, May 16, 2015."