Incident Summary:

10/18/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden motorcycle near a joint North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) convoy in Panj Qala, Parwan province, Afghanistan. At least one person, the assailant, was killed. Both Hizb-I-Islami and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) claimed responsibility for this attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Panj Qala

Attack Information
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 Coalition Convoy
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Security Force (ANSF)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A suicide motorcycle 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizb-I-Islami Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suicide Bombers Attack International Convoy in Kabul," The New York Times, October 19, 2013.
"Bomb blast hits US airbase in Afghanistan," Islam Times, October 19, 2013.
"Bomber attacks NATO convoy in Parwan," Pajhwok Afghan News, October 18, 2013.