Incident Summary:

05/25/2017: Assailants attacked security posts in Qadis, Badghis, Afghanistan. At least thirty-six people, including six security personnel, eight civilians, and 22 assailants, were killed and 52 others, including two security personnel, 17 civilians, and 33 assailants, were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Qadis 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
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 36 Fatalities / 52 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 36
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 22
Total Number of Injured 52
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 33
"2ND LEAD," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 27, 2017.
"Suicide blast, clashes on first day of Ramazan kill 54 in Afghanistan," DAWN Group, May 28, 2017.
"Fresh Taliban Attacks Kill 25 Members of Afghan Forces," VOA News, May 25, 2017.