Incident Summary:

06/02/2015: Assailants opened fire on the guesthouse of People in Need (PIN) employees in Zari district, Balkh province, Afghanistan. Nine people, including seven employees and two security guards, were killed in the gunfire. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Zari district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity People In Need (PIN)
Specific Description Afghan Employees
Nationality of Target International
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
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) No
Taliban No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
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
"Militant attack kills nine Afghan employees of Czech NGO: officials," Agence France Presse -- English, June 2, 2015.
"Aid workers shot dead in Afghanistan," BBC, June 2, 2015.
"Militants kill nine Afghan aid workers in night time attack," Reuters UK, June 2, 2015.