Incident Summary:

10/05/2017: Assailants attacked joint police and military forces in Zaranj, Nimroz, Afghanistan. At least 24 security personnel, including six police officers and 18 soldiers, were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.

GTD ID:
201710050029

When:
2017-10-05

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nimroz

City:
Zaranj

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Security Force (ANSF)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
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) 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 24 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 24
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Egypt condemns deadly Taliban attack on Afghan security forces," Nile International, October 5, 2017."
"Egypt condemns deadly Taliban attack on Afghan security forces," Al Ahram, October 5, 2017."