Incident Summary:

11/01/2017: An explosive device attached to a fuel tanker detonated in Charikar, Parwan, Afghanistan. A bus and other vehicles near the tanker were set on fire in the blast. At least 15 people were killed and 27 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Chaharikar district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Passenger Bus
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 Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
An explosive device attached to a fuel tanker was 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 15 Fatalities / 27 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 27
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"1st LD Writethru: Bomb attack against oil tanker leaves 15 dead in Afghan town," Xinhua General News Service, November 1, 2017."
"Fuel tanker explosion kills eight in Afghan city: officials," Gulf Times, November 1, 2017."