Incident Summary:

12/27/2016: A roadside bomb detonated targeting a police vehicle in Kansak, Farah, Afghanistan. At least two people were killed and two people were injured in the blast. The victims included police officers and civilians. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612280014

When:
2016-12-27

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Farah

City:
Kansak

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Bala Buluk district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
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 Land Mine
Weapon Details
A roadside landmine 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
Unknown 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
Sources
"Two police including one civilian killed, two injured in blast in Afghan west," Afghan Islamic Press Online, December 27, 2016."
"Highlights: Pakistan Pashto Press 28 December 2016," Summary, December 28, 2016."