Incident Summary:

06/11/2016: Assailants attacked a police headquarters in Dih Bala, Nangarhar, Afghanistan. Five police officers and 13 assailants were killed and six police officers and seven assailants were injured in the ensuing clash. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Dih Bala district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 18 Fatalities / 13 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 13
Total Number of Injured 13
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 7
"4 policemen, 13 IS fighters killed in clash in E. Afghanistan," Xinhua General News Service, June 11, 2016."
"Police chief killed by ISIS militants in eastern Afghanistan,", June 12, 2016."
"Islamic State militants kill police chief in eastern Afghanistan," Gulf Daily News, June 21, 2016."