Incident Summary:

09/30/2017: Assailants attacked Chora district in Uruzgan, Afghanistan. At least 31 assailants and 26 security personnel were killed and 14 assailants and three police officers were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.

GTD ID:
201709300009

When:
2017-09-30

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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Chori District
Specific Description District
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Unknown
Weapon Details
Roadside bombs were used in the attack.
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
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 57 Fatalities / 17 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 57
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 31
Total Number of Injured 17
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 14
Sources
"Uruzgan's Chori district is on the verge of collapse," Pajhwok Afghan News English, September 30, 2017."
"Media Highlights on Afghanistan 30 September 2017," Summary, September 30, 2017."
"Lawmakers to grill security bosses over Uruzgan deaths," Pajhwok Afghan News English, October 7, 2017."