Incident Summary:

06/10/2016: An explosive device detonated at the Hissarrak Mosque in Mazyanni, Nangarhar, Afghanistan. Three people were killed and 55 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Rodat district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Hissarrak Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device concealed under an altar 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
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 55 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 55
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Blast at mosque in eastern Afghanistan kills three, injures 60," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 10, 2016."
"2nd LD Writethru: 3 civilians killed, 55 injured in E. Afghan mosque blast," Xinhua General News Service, June 10, 2016."
"Afghan mosque blast kills 3, injures over 50," The Hindu, June 10, 2016."