Incident Summary:

12/31/2017: An explosive device detonated targeting an Afghan Local Police (ALP) vehicle in Mohammad Agha district, Logar, Afghanistan. At least five police officers were killed in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201712310009

When:
2017-12-31

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Logar

City:
Mohammad Agha district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Local Police (ALP)
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled roadside bomb 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 The victims included police commander Faqeer Ahmad. 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: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Commander among 5 ALP members killed in Logar attack," Pajhwok Afghan News English, January 1, 2018."
"Media Highlights on Afghanistan 1 January 2018," Summary, January 1, 2018."