Incident Summary:

09/05/2016: Assailants attacked Giro, Ghazni, Afghanistan. At least 80 assailants and five security personnel were killed and 111 people, including assailants, security forces and civilians, were wounded in the ensuing clash. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Giro district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Giro District
Specific Description District
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 85 Fatalities / 111 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 85
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 80
Total Number of Injured 111
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 100
"80 Taliban militants killed after attack on east Afghan province repelled," Xinhua General News Service, September 7, 2016.
"80 rebels, 5 security men dead in Ghazni clashes," Pajhwok Afghan News English, September 6, 2016.
"Media Highlights on Afghanistan 5 September 2016," Summary, September 5, 2016.