Incident Summary:

12/17/2016: Assailants attacked a police checkpoint in Karso, Nangarhar, Afghanistan. Five assailants were killed and six others were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.

GTD ID:
201612170006

When:
2016-12-17

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nangarhar

City:
Karso

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Surkh Rod district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Checkpoint
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
Taliban No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 5
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 6
Sources
"Xinhua: 5 Taliban Militants Killed In Afghan Eastern Province," Xinhua, December 19, 2016."
"Afghanistan: Nangarhar Police Says Five Taliban Killed in Clashes With Security Forces," Pajhwok Afghan News Online, December 18, 2016."
"5 militants killed, 6 wounded as Afghan forces repulse attack in Nangarhar," Khaama Press, December 18, 2016."