Incident Summary:

12/29/2019: An explosive device detonated in Sang Atash, Badghis, Afghanistan. Two border police officers were killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201912290018

When:
2019-12-29

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Badghis

City:
Sang Atesh

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Border Police (ABP)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A 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
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Afghan War Casualty Report: January 2020; at war," The New York Times, January 2, 2020.