Incident Summary:

03/13/2017: An explosive device detonated targeting a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military vehicle in Lalmah, Nangarhar, Afghanistan. At least three United States soldiers were wounded in the blast. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703130010

When:
2017-03-13

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nangarhar

City:
Lalma

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Chaparhar district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Operation Resolute Support
Specific Description United States Military Vehicle
Nationality of Target International
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 3
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Deadly Roadside Bomb Blast Hits Kabul," VOA News, March 13, 2017."
"Afghanistan: Three US Soldiers Injured in Nangarhar Blast, ISIS Claims Attack," 1TV Online, March 13, 2017."
"Afghanistan: Blast in Nangarher Province Injures Three US Soldiers," Pajhwok Afghan News Online, March 14, 2017."