Incident Summary:

06/11/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside of the Supreme Court building in Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan. In addition to the bomber, at least 14 people were killed and another 40 were injured in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack was punishment for court-ordered death sentences handed down to Taliban members.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Supreme Court of Afghanistan
Specific Description Compound
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosive-laden car 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 15 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"AFP: Taliban Bomber Kills 15 at Top Afghan Court," AFP (World Service), June 11, 2013.
"AFP: Taliban Claim Kabul Suicide Attack That Kills 14," AFP (World Service), June 11, 2013.
"Taliban claim Kabul suicide attack that kills 14," Agence France Presse -- English, June 11, 2013.