Incident Summary:

04/19/2016: Assailants released poisonous gas in Sar-e-Rustaq Girl High School in Sar Rustaq, Takhar, Afghanistan. Approximately 62 students were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201604190037

When:
2016-04-19

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Takhar

City:
Sar Rustaq

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Rustaq district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Sar-e-Rustaq Girl High School
Specific Description High School
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Chemical Poisoning
Weapon Details
Poisonous gas 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 62 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 62
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Afghan schoolgirls hit by poisoning attack," Xinhua General News Service, April 19, 2016."