Incident Summary:

02/11/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle targeting a group of soldiers at a bank in Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan. In addition to the bomber, at least six people were killed and 21 people were injured in the blast. The victims included civilians and soldiers. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Lashkar Gah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Army (ANA)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Taliban bomber kills 7 outside Afghan bank," The Nation Pakistan, February 11, 2017."
"Helmand flare-up; ‘Eleven killed, 21 wounded after a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives in Lashkargah city’," Afghanistan Times, February 12, 2017."
"2ND LEAD," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, February 11, 2017."