2014 Bagram Airfield bombing

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2014 Bagram suicide bombing
Part of War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "4th Czech Force Protection Company sponsors Czech Fallen Heroes' Day". www.army.mil. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  2. ^ "Czech NATO soldier seriously injured in Afghanistan dies". Aktuálně.cz - Víte, co se právě děje (in Czech). 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  3. ^ AFP (2014-07-09). "Four Czech soldiers among 16 killed in Afghan suicide attack". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  4. ^ "Radio Prague - Four Czech soldiers killed in Afghan suicide bomb attack". Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  5. ^ "Fifth Czech Dies From Afghan Blast". RFE/RL. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  6. ^ "iCasualties | Operation Iraqi Freedom | Iraq | Fatalities By Nationality". icasualties.org. Archived from the original on 2012-05-28. Retrieved 2017-06-19.