Incident Summary:

11/12/2008: On Wednesday, a suicide bomb using a tanker exploded near government offices in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing six people and injuring another 42. The bomb exploded near the offices of the intelligence agency, provincial council and chamber of commerce in the center of the city. No group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200811120005

When:
2008-11-12

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kandahar

City:
Kandahar

Location Details:
The bomb exploded near the offices of the intelligence agency, provincial council and chamber of commerce in the center of the city of Kandahar.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Khandar Government
Specific Description A government office building was the target.
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
The explosive was a suicide vehicle born improvised explosive device. The vehicle was a tanker.
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 42 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 42
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Global Insight, "Bomb Attack in Southern Afghan City as Government Carries Out Further Executions," Global Insight, November 12th, 2008."
"Agence France Presse, "Six Dead as Tanker Bomb Rocks Afghanistan's Kandahar," Agence France Presse, November 12th, 2008."
"Pajhwok Afghan News, "Kandahar Suicide Blast Leaves Seven Dead," Pajhwok Afghan News, November 12th, 2008."