Incident Summary:

12/11/2016: An explosive device detonated targeting a vehicle in Baho Qala, Zabul, Afghanistan. At least two civilians were killed and two civilians were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Baho Qala

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Shinkay district.

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 Motorcycle
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Afghanistan: Official Says Eight People Killed in Separate Incidents in Zabul," Pajhwok Afghan News Online, December 12, 2016."
"Afghan officials: Roadside bombs kill 2 civilians, policeman," San Francisco Chronicle, December 12, 2016."
"Bomb blasts kill two civilians in Zabul," Afghanistan Times, December 12, 2016."