2014 Bagram Airfield bombing

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2014 Bagram suicide bombing
Part of War in Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Parwan in Afghanistan.svg
Location of Parwan Province in Afghanistan
LocationBagram, Parwan Province, Afghanistan
DateJuly 8, 2014 (2014-07-08)
5:15 (UTC)
TargetAfghan-ISAF reconnaissance patrol
Attack type
Suicide bombing
WeaponsExplosives
DeathsTotal: 17+
  • Roundel of the Czech Republic.svg 5 Czech soldiers
  • Afghanistan 2 Afghan policemen
  • 10 Afghan civilians
PerpetratorsAfghanistan 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.[4][1] 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.

DateNameRankAgeUnitBranchStateCityCausePlace of DeathDied In
7-14-2014Jaroslav, LieskovanRotmistr (Staff Sergeant)392nd Czech Force Protection CompanyCzech ArmyPardubiceChrudimHostile - hostile firePragueCzech Republic
7-08-2014Beneš, DavidRotmistr (Staff Sergeant)282nd Czech Force Protection CompanyCzech ArmyPardubiceChrudimHostile - hostile fireBagram Air Force BaseAfghanistan
7-08-2014Šenkýr, JanDesátník (Corporal)3943rd airborne battalionCzech ArmyÚstí nad LabemŽatecHostile - hostile fireBagram Air Force BaseAfghanistan
7-08-2014Ligac, LiborDesátník (Corporal)322nd Czech Force Protection CompanyCzech ArmyPardubiceChrudimHostile - hostile fireBagram Air Force BaseAfghanistan
7-08-2014Klusák, IvoCetar (Sergeant)332nd Czech Force Protection CompanyCzech ArmyPardubiceChrudimHostile - hostile fireBagram Air Force BaseAfghanistan

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