Incident Summary:

09/28/2005: Mullah Sardar Mohammad, a suicide bomber wearing a military uniform, blew himself up outside an Afghan Army training center located on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. The perpetrator drove his motorcycle between buses outside the center and detonated the bomb killing nine people including eight soldiers. Another 36 people were injured in the blast as well. A spokesman for the Taliban claimed responsibility on behalf of his organization for the attack.




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 Afghan National Army (ANA)
Specific Description Training Center
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 28 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 28
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sardar Ahmad, "Afghan Capital Wary After Suicide Blast Kills Nine," Agence France Presse, September 29, 2005.
“Taliban hit Afghan army in 'worst ever' bombing,” Reuters, September 30, 2005.
N.C. Aizenman, “Suicide Blast Kills Nine Afghan Soldiers; Officials Fear Shift in Insurgent Tactics; Taliban Asserts Responsibility for Attack,” The Washington Post, September 29, 2005.