Incident Summary:

06/05/2016: Three suicide bombers attacked an appellate court in Puli Alam, Logar, Afghanistan. In addition to the assailants, seven people were killed and 23 people were injured in the blasts. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Puli Alam

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Logar
Specific Description Logar Appellate Court
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Mohammad Akram Nejat. 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: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Malaysia: Seven killed as Taliban gunmen raid Afghan courthouse," theSundaily Online, June 6, 2016."
"Afghanistan: NSC Directs Better Security for Judges, Reducing Insurgent Funding," Pajhwok Afghan News, June 7, 2016."
"Afghanistan: Coordinated suicide attack reported on Logar Appellate Court," Khaama Press, June 5, 2016."