Incident Summary:

07/18/2010: On Sunday afternoon at 1150, near the Microyan 4 market in Kabul, Kabul province, Afghanistan, a suicide bomber on a bicycle detonated his improvised explosive device targeting civilians in a market, killing four including a child, wounding 20 others and causing an unknown amount of damage. No group claimed responsibility.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The bombing occurred in the Microyan 4 market in Kabul, Kabul province, 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 Civilians at the Microyan 4 market were targeted in the bombing.
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device attached a suicide bomber on a bicycle 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
Haqqani Network No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Jane’s Intelligence, “Suicide Bomber Kills Four in Afghanistan's Kabul,” Terrorism Watch Report, July 19, 2010.
Press TV, "Four Killed, 42 Injured in Kabul Explosion,"§ionid=351020403 (July 18, 2010).
Xinhua News Agency, "Blast Rocks Kabul, Two Civilians Dead, 20 Injured," Xinhua News Agency, July 18, 2010,