Incident Summary:

03/12/2017: An explosive device detonated as it was being planted in Chora, Uruzgan, Afghanistan. At least five assailants were killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.

GTD ID:
201703140011

When:
2017-03-12

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Uruzgan

City:
Chora district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 5
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"5 Taliban insurgents killed by own bomb in South of Afghanistan," Khaama Press, March 12, 2017."
"Highlights: Pakistan Pashto Press 14 March 2017," Summary, March 14, 2017."