Incident Summary:

03/13/2017: Assailants opened fire on police officers in Beni Hesar, Kabul, Afghanistan. At least two officers were killed in the assault. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201703130017

When:
2017-03-13

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kabul

City:
Kabul

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Beni Hesar neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Taliban claim 19 soldiers killed or injured in attacks, blasts in Afghan east," Taliban Voice of Jihad Online, March 14, 2017."
"Two policemen shot dead by gunman in Kabul," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), March 14, 2017."
"2 cops gunned down in Kabul City," Pajhwok Afghan News, March 14, 2017."