Incident Summary:

04/10/2008: On Thursday, a suicide car bomber detonated in Kandahar, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, killing nine civilians and wounding 22 civilians, two Afghan National Policemen and three Coalition soldiers. The explosion occurred as a NATO-led military convoy passed through the area. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.

GTD ID:
200804100002

When:
2008-04-10

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kandahar

City:
Kandahar

Location Details:
The suicide bombing attack took place in Kandahar, Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

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 Convoy
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
An VBIED carried by a suicide bomber was used in the bombing attack.
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 27 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 27
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Agence France Presse, "Eight Killed, 22 Injured in Afghan Suicide Blast: Police," Lexis Nexis, Agence France Presse, April 10, 2008."
"NATO, "Suicide Bomber Detonated in Kandahar," http://www.nato.int/isaf/docu/pressreleases/2008/04-april/pr080410-134.html (accessed December 10, 2008)."