Incident Summary:

10/03/2016: Assailants attacked Kunduz city, Kunduz, Afghanistan. At least 154 people were killed and 120 people were injured in the ensuing clashes which lasted until October 9, 2016. The casualties included assailants, security forces, and civilians. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident and demanded that the United States remove all American armed forces from Afghanistan.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kunduz City
Specific Description City
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), AK-47 assault rifles, machine guns, sniper rifles, and fire were 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent 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 154 Fatalities / 120 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 154
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 140
Total Number of Injured 120
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 60
"Afghan army helicopter shot down by Taliban, seven killed," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, October 9, 2016.
"Fighting in Afghan city of Kunduz enters fifth day," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, October 7, 2016.
"Taliban Threaten to Take Lashkargah amid Continuing Clashes in Kunduz," Latin American Herald Tribune, October 8, 2016.