Incident Summary:

07/21/2017: Assailants attacked an Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel in Tagab, Badakhshan, Afghanistan. At least 35 police officers were killed and 10 others were injured in the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201707210008

When:
2017-07-21

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Badakhshan

City:
Tagab district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Local Police (ALP)
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 35 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 35
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"1ST LEAD," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, July 22, 2017."
"4 Residents Want Probe Into Killing Of Badakhshan Forces," Tolo News, July 24, 2017."
"Afghan soldiers killed in US friendly-fire air strike," BBC, July 21, 2017."