Incident Summary:

09/08/2006: A suicide car bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, killed 16 and wounded 29. Two US soldiers were killed and two US soldiers were wounded. The target of the attack was a NATO convoy. The Taliban are suspected.




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 NATO
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Indiscriminate Afghan civilians in Kabul
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban (suspected) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 17 Fatalities / 29 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 17
Number of U.S. Fatalities 2
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 29
Number of U.S. Injured 2
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Suicide Car Bomb Near Kabul Kills 16,”, September 9, 2006.
Carlotta Gall, Abdul Waheed Wafa, “Suicide bomber kills 13 near American Embassy in Kabul,” The International Herald Tribune, September 9, 2006.
Richard Norton-Taylor, Declan Walsh, “16 die in Kabul suicide bombing as Nato rows over sending more troops: Alliance's top commander disappointed by response: Germany and France under pressure at meeting,” The Guardian (London), September 9, 2006.