Incident Summary:

06/09/2010: On Wednesday evening at 0930, in Arghandab, Kandahar, Afghanistan, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden mini-van at a wedding party, killing at least 40 people and wounding 87 others, including ten children. It was believed that the Taliban was responsible, but they denied any involvement.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place at a wedding party in Arghandab, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A wedding party was targeted in the attack.
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 explosive-laden mini-van driven by a suicide bomber was used in the 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 41 Fatalities / 87 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 41
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 87
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Suicide Car Bombing Kills 40 in Afghan Wedding Party in South," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, October 10, 2010"
"Press TV, " Taliban Blame NATO for Afghan Carnage,"§ionid=351020403 (June 10, 2010)."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Fifty Civilians and Children Killed, 77 Civilians and Children Injured in Suicide IED Attack in Arghandab, Kandahar, Afghanistan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, October 14, 2010."