Incident Summary:

09/13/2014: Authorities intercepted a suicide bomber, intending to target the governor of Khost province, in Khost province, Afghanistan. The suicide bomber was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201409130013

When:
2014-09-13

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khost

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Khost
Specific Description Governor
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Afghanistan: Suicide bomber shot dead in Helmand province," Khaama Press, September 15, 2014."
"Program Summary: Kandahar Radio Woranga Pashto 1330 GMT 13 September 2014," Radio Woranga, September 13, 2014."