Incident Summary:

12/17/2016: Assailants opened fire at a National Directorate of Security (NDS) compound in Paghman, Kabul, Afghanistan. Three people, including an intelligence official, were killed and two people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Paghman district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity National Directorate of Security (NDS)
Specific Description Compound
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Shooting in Kabul leaves 3 dead and 3 others wounded," Khaama Press, December 18, 2016."
"3 killed in gun attack on NDS building in Paghman," Pajhwok Afghan News English, December 17, 2016."
"Media Highlights on Afghanistan 18 December 2016," Summary, December 18, 2016."