Incident Summary:

06/20/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden motorcycle at a market in Keshem, Badakhshan, Afghanistan. In addition to the assailant, at least eight people were killed and 40 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201606200017

When:
2016-06-20

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Badakhshan

City:
Keshem

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden motorcycle was used in the attack.
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 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"10 killed, 40 injured in Badakhshan blast," Afghanistan Times, June 20, 2016."
"8 feared dead, 40 wounded in Badakhshan suicide attack," Khaama Press, June 20, 2016."
"1st LD: 8 killed in explosion in N. Afghanistan: official," Xinhua General News Service, June 20, 2016."