Incident Summary:

05/31/2015: An explosive device detonated targeting Sultan Mohammad in Sher Bayg area, Jawzjan province, Afghanistan. Mohammad, a local police commander, was killed and two police officers were injured in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Sher Bayg

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Local Police (ALP)
Specific Description Commander: Sultan Mohammad
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Land Mine
Weapon Details
A roadside landmine was 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
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 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Blast kills police commander, Taliban claim capturing Afghan north checkpoint," Afghan Islamic Press, May 31, 2015.
"Afghanistan: Jowzjan Clashes Leave Policeman, 2 Militants Killed," Pajhwok Afghan News, May 31, 2015.
"Taliban say three soldiers killed in attack, blast in Afghan north," Taliban Voice of Jihad Online, May 30, 2015.