Incident Summary:

03/11/2017: Assailants attacked security checkposts in Ghani Khel, Nangarhar, Afghanistan. At least seven assailants and four security personnel were killed in the ensuing clash. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Ghani Khel district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Markoh area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Local Police (ALP)
Specific Description Checkpost
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 7
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Afghanistan: Four Local Policemen, Seven Insurgents Killed in Clashes in Nangarhar Province," Pajhwok Afghan News Online, March 12, 2017.
"Highlights: Pakistan Pashto Press 13 March 2017," Summary, March 13, 2017.
"Taliban report 23 soldiers killed or injured in attacks, blasts in Afghan east," Taliban Voice of Jihad Online, March 12, 2017.