Incident Summary:

11/16/2013: A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle detonated near a compound in Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan. In addition to the bomber at least 13 people, including both civilians and security personnel, were killed and another 29 were injured in the blast. The compound, which was to be used as the venue for the Loya Jirga meeting on November 21, 2013, and surrounding buildings were damaged. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Security Force (ANSF)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Meeting of Tribal Elders
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
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 Vehicle
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 attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities / 29 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 29
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Deadly bombing near Kabul compound," BBC, November 16, 2013.
"At least 13 killed in Kabul suicide attack," Philippines News Agency, November 17, 2013.
"At least 13 killed in Kabul suicide attack," Xinhua News Agency, November 17, 2013.