Incident Summary:

12/06/2016: Assailants attacked a police checkpost in Shah Walikot, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Five police officers were killed, three were injured, and the assailants sustained an unknown number of casualties in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612060039

When:
2016-12-06

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kandahar

City:
Shah Wali Kot district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Checkpost
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"5 policemen dead in attack on Shah Walikot post," Pajhwok Afghan News English, December 7, 2016."