Incident Summary:

08/05/2018: A suicide bomber detonated targeting a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) patrol in Janikhel, Parwan, Afghanistan. In addition to the assailant, three Czech NATO personnel were killed and three people, including a US soldier and two Afghan soldiers, were injured in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Khalazi locality.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Operation Resolute Support
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Additional Information The victims included Czech soldiers, Staff Sergeant Martin Marcin, Corporal Kamil Benes, and Corporal Patrik Stepanek, a United States Soldier, Army Specialist Alec Alcoser.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Troops in Afghanistan vow to retaliate after suicide attack," CTK National News Wire, August 10, 2018.
"3 NATO soldiers killed in Parwan suicide attack," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), August 5, 2018.
"Afghan suicide blast kills three Czech soldiers," Gulf News, August 5, 2018.