Incident Summary:

11/25/2016: An explosive device detonated targeting security personnel at a fire brigade office responding to an earlier attack in Jalalabad, Nangarhar, Afghanistan. Three people were killed and 21 people were injured in the blast. This was one of three coordinated attacks in Jalalabad on the same day. A member of the Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State confessed to carrying out the attacks.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Other
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Fire Brigade Office
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"5 killed in Afghan triple bombing," The Nation Pakistan, November 25, 2016."
"At least six killed, 27 wounded in Afghanistan blasts," Mid Day, November 26, 2016."
"5 killed, 27 wounded in three back to back explosions in Jalalabad city," Khaama Press, November 25, 2016."