Incident Summary:

03/17/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle and assailants opened fire on an Afghan National Army base in Saberi, Khost, Afghanistan. At least four assailants and one soldier was killed, and 26 people, including soldiers and civilians, were injured in the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703170005

When:
2017-03-17

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khost

City:
Saberi district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Army (ANA)
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
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 Vehicle
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 26
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Taliban attack military base in Khost," SalamWatandar.com, March 17, 2017."
"1 killed, 29 injured in Khost car suicide bombing," Pajhwok Afghan News English, March 17, 2017."
"One Soldier Killed As Taliban Attacks Army Base In Eastern Afghanistan," Radio Free Europe, March 17, 2017."