Incident Summary:

12/30/2016: An explosive device attached to a National Uprising Movement vehicle detonated in Mangajek, Jawzjan, Afghanistan. At least two uprising members were killed and five members were injured in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612310038

When:
2016-12-30

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jawzjan

City:
Mangajek district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity National Uprising Movement (NUM)
Specific Description Vehicle
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
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 The victims included Commander Shakoor, Noorullah, and Attiqullah.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Afghansitan: Blast in Jowzjan Province Kills 2, Injures 5 of Anti-Taliban Uprising Group," Pajhwok Afghan News Online, December 31, 2016."