Incident Summary:

06/05/2008: On Thursday, a suicide bomber drove a car into a government building in Jaji Maydan, Khost, Afghanistan. Twenty three people were wounded during the attack. No group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200806050002

When:
2008-06-05

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khost

City:
Jaji Maydan district

Location Details:
A government building in Jaji Maydan, Khost, Afghanistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Afghan Government
Specific Description A government building in Jaji Maydan
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A suicide bomber drove a car into the building.
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 1 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Amir Shah, "Dozen Insurgents Killed in Afghanistan," Afghanistan News Center, http://www.afghanistannewscenter.com/news/2008/june/jun42008.html."
"Ismail Sameem, "Suicide Attack on NATO Kills 2 Afghan Children," Reuters, June 4, 2008."
"Press TV, "A Suicide Bomber Drove His Car into a Building," Press TV, http://www.presstv.ir/Detail.aspx?id=58647§ionid=351020403."