Incident Summary:

07/13/2008: On Sunday, 25 people, including four policemen, were killed and 35 others were wounded when a suicide bomber carrying explosives strapped to his body struck a police car with his motorbike in a crowded bazaar in Deh Rawood, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. Most of the fatalities were shopkeepers, street vendors and children as the bomb exploded in the center of the crowded bazaar. At least 15 shops were damaged from the blast. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident, although police blamed it on Taliban militants.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The suicide bombing attack took place in a crowded bazaar in Deh Rawood, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan police
Specific Description Afghan policemen inside a police car
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Indiscriminate civilians at the crowded Uruzgan bazaar were also targeted.
Nationality of Target
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 carrying unknown explosives strapped to his body was used in the suicide 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
Taliban (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 25 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 25
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Press TV, "Explosion Kills 18 in Afghanistan," July 13, 2008,§ionid=351020403."
"Agence France Presse, "Dozens Killed in Afghan Suicide Blast, Rebel Attacks," Lexis Nexis, Agence France Presse, July 13, 2008."