Incident Summary:

12/04/2016: Assailants raided houses and attacked civilians in an unknown number of villages in Kandahar, Afghanistan. At least 23 civilians were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.

GTD ID:
201612040043

When:
2016-12-04

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kandahar

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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 23 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 23
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
"Taliban kills 23 civilians in s afghanistan," CNC World, December 4, 2016."