Incident Summary:

09/29/2007: A military bus was destroyed, killing thirty people in Kabul, Afghanistan when a suicide bomber garbed in an army uniform blew himself up within the entrance of the bus. The bus was picking up army personnel when it was attacked. Zabiullah Mujahid claimed that Taliban mujahiddin carried out 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 Security Force (ANSF)
Specific Description Bus
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 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 31 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 31
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
“Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 30 in Kabul Bus Attack,” OSC Feature, September 30, 2007.
“Afghan suicide attack death toll reaches thirty,” Pajhwok Afghan News, September 29, 2007.
“Kyodo: 3RD LD: 30 Killed, 29 Wounded in Suicide Attack on Army Bus in Kabul,” Kyodo World Service, September 29, 2007.