Incident Summary:

09/25/2016: An explosive device targeting a Romanian North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) patrol detonated in Kalantar, Kandahar, Afghanistan. At least four Romanian military soldiers were wounded in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Operation Resolute Support
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target International
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Second Lieutenant Florin Oprea, Sergeant Eduard-Vlad Romila, Corporal Marcel Neagu, and Private Costica-Victor Tarnovschi. 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: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Four Romanian soldiers wounded in Taliban IED blast in southern Afghanistan," Afghanistan Times, September 26, 2016."
"Afghanistan explosion injures four Romanian soldiers," India Blooms, September 26, 2016."
"5 injured as Taliban hits NATO vehicle: Pentagon," Anadolu Ajansi, September 26, 2016."