Incident Summary:

06/12/2016: An explosive device detonated targeting police officers in Anar Bagh, Helmand, Afghanistan. Two officers were killed and one officer was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201606120012

When:
2016-06-12

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Helmand

City:
Anar Bagh

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Bolan area near Lashkar Gah.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Post Commander: Shah Mahmood
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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
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 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Afghanistan: Blast Kills Two Policemen in Helmand Province," Pajhwok Afghan News, June 12, 2016."