Incident Summary:

10/22/2018: An Afghan soldier opened fire on North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) soldiers at a base in Shindand, Herat, Afghanistan. One Czech soldier was killed and two others were injured in the attack. The Taliban and the Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State separately claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Operation Resolute Support
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Additional Information The victims included a Czech soldier, Tomas Prochazka. Sources speculated that the attack may have been the result of an argument.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"NATO Soldier Killed as Concern Rises Over Afghan Insider Attacks," New York Times, October 22, 2018.
"Ministry denies Czech troops assisting in Afghan soldier's death," CTK National News Wire, November 27, 2018.
"Minister promotes soldier killed in Afghanistan in memoriam," CTK National News Wire, October 24, 2018.