Incident Summary:

08/05/2013: An explosive device hidden in a pushcart detonated at a livestock market in Kandahar city, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. At least four civilians were killed and 22 more were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, officials attributed the attack to the Taliban.

GTD ID:
201308050012

When:
2013-08-05

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kandahar

City:
Kandahar

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Takhta Pool area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Marketplace
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled explosive device concealed in a pushcart was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Afghan Market Blast Kills 4," Radio Free Europe, August 5, 2013."
"Kandahar blast kills 4, injures at least 22 in Afghanistan," GlobalPost, August 5, 2013."
"Heavy explosion rocks Afghanistan province," Qatar Peninsula, August 5, 2013."