Incident Summary:

12/28/2015: A suicide bomber detonated near a police headquarters after officers opened fire on him in Nahri Saraj district, Helmand province, Afghanistan. The assailant was killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201512290002

When:
2015-12-28

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Helmand

City:
Nahri Saraj district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide blast kills 1 near Kabul airport," The Boston Globe, December 29, 2015.
"Afghanistan: Security Personnel Kill Would-be Suicide Bomber in Helmand Before Reaching Target," Pajhwok Afghan News, December 28, 2015.
"Highlights: Pakistan Pashto Press December 29, 2015," OSC Summary, December 29, 2015.