Incident Summary:

08/03/2013: Three suicide bombers wearing explosives-laden vests attempted to ram their vehicle into the Indian Consulate in Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Two assailants opened fire on the checkpoint guards and one assailant detonated a vest. Nine civilians and three assailants were killed and 22 other people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, the police commissioner attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Haqqani Network.

GTD ID:
201308040008

When:
2013-08-03

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nangarhar

City:
Jalalabad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Indian Ministry of External Affairs
Specific Description Consulate
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A suicide bomber driving a red Toyota Corolla, a suicide bomber equipped with a suicide vest, and multiple firearms were 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
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Needle of suspicion points to LeT for Jalalabad bombing," Deccan Herald, August 4, 2013."
"Nine children die in attack near Indian consulate in Afghanistan," CNN, August 3, 2013."
"8/10/2013: NATION: LET behind Jalalabad attack: Afghanistan," Hindustan Times, August 10, 2013."