Incident Summary:

08/28/2013: A suicide bomber in an explosive-laden vehicle and a second explosive-laden vehicle detonated at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Provincial Reconstruction Team base in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. Assailants then opened fire on NATO forces inside the base. In addition to the bomber, 14 people, including seven assailants, were killed and 62 others, including Polish soldiers, Afghan police officers, and civilians, were injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
Specific Description Provincial Reconstruction Team Base
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A suicide truck bomb, a suicide car bomb, and heavy weapons 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
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 15
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 62 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 62
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Attack under way on Polish base in east Afghanistan," Reuters, August 28, 2013.
"Taliban attack Polish base in Afghanistan, seven killed," Reuters, August 28, 2013.
"Taliban Breach International Base, Killing at Least 7," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 28, 2013.