Incident Summary:

03/14/2017: Assailants attacked security posts in Tasan, Ghazni, Afghanistan. Eight assailants were killed and four assailants and two security personnel were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.

GTD ID:
201703140026

When:
2017-03-14

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ghazni

City:
Tasan

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Dih Yak district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Security Force (ANSF)
Specific Description Posts
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 8 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 8
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 4
Sources
"Daily News Brief – Afghanistan, March 15, 2017," FATA Research Centre, March 15, 2017."
"11 rebels killed in Ghazni clash, drone strike," Pajhwok Afghan News English, March 14, 2017."