Incident Summary:

08/31/2013: A suicide bomber detonated at a checkpoint outside Kabul Bank in Kandahar city, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Seven people, including police officers and civilians, were killed and at least 22 others were injured in the explosion. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201308310001

When:
2013-08-31

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kandahar

City:
Kandahar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Kabul Bank Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Afghanistan bank attack kills five," BBC, August 31, 2013."
"Six killed, 22 injured in Kandahar suicide attack," Afghan Islamic Press (AIP), August 31, 2013."
"Suicide attacker, roadside bomb kill 18 in Afghanistan," The Gulf Today, August 31, 2013."