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2014 Bagram suicide bombing
Part of War in Afghanistan (2001-2014)
File:File:Parwan in Afghanistan.svg
Location of Parwan Province in Afghanistan
Location Bagram, Parwan Province, Afghanistan
Date July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08)
5:15 (UTC)
Target Afghan-ISAF reconnaissance patrol
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Weapons Explosives
Deaths

Total: 17+

  • Roundel of the Czech Republic.svg 5 Czech soldiers
  • Afghanistan 2 Afghan policemen
  • 10 Afghan civilians
Assailants Afghanistan Taliban

On 8 July 2014, a Taliban suicide bomber riding a bicycle attacked a joint Afghan-ISAF reconnaissance mission in the vicinity of Qalandar Khel Village in front of the Korean Clinic.[1]

Events

The attack occurred at approximately 5:15 (UTC) A.M.,[2] as the Czech soldiers along with Afghan police, were assessing the security situation in the village in the vicinity of Bagram Airfield. The bomber was in a crowd of Afghans talking to the soldiers who were investigating rocket attacks against Bagram airbase.[3] Two days prior, a rocket was fired at the base from the nearby village of Qalandar Khil.[1][4] A total of 17+ people died on site; including 10 Afghan civilians, 2 Afghan police officers, and 4 Czech soldiers. A fifth Czech soldier died of wounds six days later in a Prague military hospital.[5]

Fatalities

Five Czech ISAF soldiers were killed,[6] of the Czech Afghanistan Contingent.

Date Name Rank Age Unit Branch State City Cause Place of Death Died In
7-14-2014 Jaroslav, Lieskovan Rotmistr (Staff Sergeant) 39 2nd Czech Force Protection Company Czech Army Pardubice Chrudim Hostile - hostile fire Prague Czech Republic
7-08-2014 Beneš, David Rotmistr (Staff Sergeant) 28 2nd Czech Force Protection Company Czech Army Pardubice Chrudim Hostile - hostile fire Bagram Air Force Base Afghanistan
7-08-2014 Šenkýr, Jan Desátník (Corporal) 39 43rd airborne battalion Czech Army Ústí nad Labem Žatec Hostile - hostile fire Bagram Air Force Base Afghanistan
7-08-2014 Ligac, Libor Desátník (Corporal) 32 2nd Czech Force Protection Company Czech Army Pardubice Chrudim Hostile - hostile fire Bagram Air Force Base Afghanistan
7-08-2014 Klusák, Ivo Cetar (Sergeant) 33 2nd Czech Force Protection Company Czech Army Pardubice Chrudim Hostile - hostile fire Bagram Air Force Base Afghanistan

See also

References

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