Incident Summary:

12/29/2016: Assailants fired a mortar that struck a civilian residence in Torghar, Nangarhar, Afghanistan. At least 13 people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.

GTD ID:
201612290011

When:
2016-12-29

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nangarhar

City:
Torghar

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Bati Kot 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 Residence
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 mortar 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 / 13 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 13
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Afghanistan: Report Says Militants Mortar Shelling Injures 13 Civilians in Nangarhar," Pajhwok Afghan News Online, December 29, 2016."
"13 civilians wounded in mortar attack in East of Afghanistan," Khaama Press, December 29, 2016."
"Urgent: 13 civilians injured in E. Afghan rocket attack," Xinhua General News Service, December 29, 2016."