Incident Summary:

09/29/2016: A roadside landmine detonated against a civilian vehicle in Langar, Badghis, Afghanistan. Ten civilians were killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, an official attributed the attack to the Taliban.

GTD ID:
201609290011

When:
2016-09-29

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Badghis

City:
Langar

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Qadis district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicle
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Weapon Details
A roadside landmine was used in the attack.
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
Taliban No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Roadside mine kills 10 civilians in north-western Afghanistan," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, September 30, 2016."
"Taliban bomb leave 10 Afghan civilians dead in Badghis province," Khaama Press, September 30, 2016."