Incident Summary:

09/13/2011: On Tuesday, in Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan, in one of three related attacks, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a prison run by the Afghan National Intelligence Service, causing an unspecified amount of casualties and property damage. The attack was part of a coordinated series of attacks by suspected Taliban militants around the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul city that day. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement later that day, but several Afghan and International Security Assistance Force intelligence officials attributed the attack to the Haqqani network.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place outside the National Intelligence Service prison in Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Afghan National Intelligence Service
Specific Description The Afghan National Intelligence Service prison
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A suicide vest was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Press TV, “Kabul Clashes Injure Three US Soldiers," (September 14, 2011).
Matiullah Mati, “Taliban Siege in Central Kabul Ends,” CNN, September 14, 2011,
Mirwais Harooni and Hamid Shalizi, “Taliban Attack across Kabul, Target U.S. Embassy,” Reuters, September 13, 2011