Incident Summary:

05/14/2016: Assailants attacked an Afghan National Army (ANA) checkpost in Kog Chinar, Baghlani Jadid district, Baghlan, Afghanistan. This was one of four related attacks security posts in Baghlan on the same day. Fourteen assailants were killed and 13 others were injured in the ensuing clashes. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks. Sources also attributed the attacks to Hizb-I-Islami.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Kog Chinar

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Baghlani Jadid district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Army (ANA)
Specific Description Checkpost
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 attack represent a division of a cumulative total of killed and injured across incidents (201605140056, 201605140057, 201605140058, 201605140059).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizb-I-Islami No
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 3
"Taliban, Hezb-e Eslami attack government forces in northern province - agency," Afghan Islamic Press, May 14, 2016.
"Taliban offensive in north stresses Afghan military," The Long War Journal, May 16, 2016.