Incident Summary:

12/06/2016: A rocket struck a house in Laghman, Afghanistan. Five people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.

GTD ID:
201612070024

When:
2016-12-06

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Laghman

City:
Unknown

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 House
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A rocket 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 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"State PAO: Afghan TV News Summary 7 December 2016," US Embassy Public Affairs Office, December 7, 2016."
"Afghan morning headlines: Brussels meeting; Iran and Taliban," BBC Monitoring, December 7, 2016."