Incident Summary:

12/30/2015: An explosive device detonated targeting a police vehicle in Khamyab district, Jawzjan province, Afghanistan. A police officer and a National Uprising Movement (NUM) were killed in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201512300009

When:
2015-12-30

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jawzjan

City:
Khamyab 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 Vehicle
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity National Uprising Movement (NUM)
Specific Description Commander: Abdul Ghaffar
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite 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: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
Sources
"2 uprising commanders killed, 6 robbers held," Frontier Post, December 31, 2015.
"Highlights: Pakistan Pashto Press December 31, 2015," OSC Summary, December 31, 2015.