Incident Summary:

09/10/2006: A Taliban suicide bomber killed an Australian governor and two others in Paktia province, Afghanistan. The suicide bomber detonated next to Abdul Hakim Taniwal, an Austrialian citizen and tribal elder, at the latter's office.

GTD ID:
200609100004

When:
2006-09-10

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Paktia

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Abdul Hakim Taniwal
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/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Haqqani Network Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Geoff Strong And Kenneth Nguyen, "In Afghanistan, suicide bomber kills five at funeral of Australian governor; Living with 9/11 - Another Victim," The Age (Melbourne, Australia), September 12, 2006.
"Mourners murdered - Suicide bomber hits governor's funeral," The Courier Mail (Australia), September 12, 2006.
Carlotta Gall, "After attack kills Afghan official, another bomb slays 7 at funeral," The International Herald Tribune, September 12, 2006.