Incident Summary:

12/05/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a convoy of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) troops in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The assailant died and at least 29 people, including civilians and four United States (US) soldiers, were injured in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Maywand district

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 Convoy
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kashki Nakhod Bazaar
Specific Description Bazaar
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A vehicle rigged with explosive devices 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 attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable 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 1 Fatalities / 29 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 29
Number of U.S. Injured 4
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"4 US troops among 29 injured in Kandahar blast," Afghanistan Times, December 6, 2013."
"Several injured in suicide blast in Afghan Kandahar province," Xinhua News Agency, December 5, 2013."
"1st LD: 6 injured in bomb attack at foreign forces convoy in Afghanistan," Philippines News Agency, December 5, 2013."