Incident Summary:

04/15/2016: Assailants attacked an unknown number of security checkposts in Kunduz, Afghanistan. At least 40 assailants and two security members were killed and 53 assailants and six members were injured in the ensuing clashes. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Security Force (ANSF)
Specific Description Checkposts
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK-47 assault rifles were 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 42 Fatalities / 59 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 42
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 40
Total Number of Injured 59
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 53
"49 militants killed in clash in Afghan northern Kunduz province," Xinhua General News Service, April 16, 2016."
"Taliban launch major push to retake northern Afghan city," Reuters UK, April 15, 2016."
"Afghan Forces Thwart Taliban Offensive On Kunduz," Tolo News, April 15, 2016."