Incident Summary:

12/31/2018: An explosives-laden motorcycle detonated outside of a hotel in Sharana district, Paktika, Afghanistan. Two people, including a police officer, were killed and five people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201812310011

When:
2018-12-31

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Paktika

City:
Sharana district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Hotel
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden motorcycle 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
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 2 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Afghanistan- 2 killed, 5 injured in Paktika motorcycle bombing," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), December 31, 2018.
"Highlights: Pakistan Pashto Press 01 January 2018," Summary, January 1, 2019.