Incident Summary:

02/10/2003: Two missiles struck the German Military's field camp in Kabul, just hours after Germany and the Netherlands had taken over command of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from Turkey. There were no injuries or property damage. The German Defense Minister, Peter Struck, was on the compound at the time, but was not injured. The blasts ignited several small fires, but were quickly extinguished with no damage to the compound. There were reports of a possible attack on the Minister Struck's delegation in Kabul.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
Specific Description German base
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Two missiles were 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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The ISAF is the NATO peacekeeping and reconstruction coalition in Afghanistan.
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Two Missiles Hit 'Close to' Bundeswehr ISAF Camp in Kabul," Spiegel Online, February 10, 2003.
"Danger for Minister Struck During Trip to Afghanistan?" Bild, February 10, 2003.
"AFP: More on Two Rockets Strike Near Kabul Peacekeeping Base," AFP, February 10, 2003.