Incident Summary:

10/12/2015: Assailants attacked security forces on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the Nawrak area, near Ghazni city, Ghazni province, Afghanistan. At least 10 civilians and 90 assailants were killed and 51 assailants were injured in the ensuing clashes. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Ghazni

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Nawrak area along the Kabul-Kandahar highway.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Security Force (ANSF)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden truck 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: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 100 Fatalities / 51 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 100
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 90
Total Number of Injured 51
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 51
"Afghanistan: MoD: Neighboring countries involve in Taliban's raid on Ghazni," Ariana News Online, October 14, 2015.
"OSC Media Highlights on Afghanistan 15 October 2015," OSC Summary, October 15, 2015.
"OSC Media Highlights on Afghanistan 12 October 2015," OSC Summary, October 12, 2015.