Incident Summary:

01/13/2016: Assailants attacked police checkpoints in the Adam Kala area, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. At least nine police officers and two assailants were killed and eight officers and 16 assailants were injured in ensuing clashes. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201601130026

When:
2016-01-13

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Helmand

City:
Adam Kala

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Checkpoints
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 36
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 24 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 24
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 16
Sources
"1st LD Writethru: Battle leaves 11 dead in southern Afghan province," Xinhua General News Service, January 13, 2016."
"Media Highlights on Afghanistan 13 January 2016," OSC Summary, January 13, 2016."