Incident Summary:

12/27/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle targeting a military convoy near Camp Phoenix in Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan. In addition to the bomber, three North Atlantic Treat Organization (NATO) International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed, one from the United States (US) and two from Slovakia, and six civilians were injured in the blast. 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 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 Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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
Weapon Details
A suicide bomber in an explosive-laden vehicle 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 Captain David Lyon of the United States Air Force was killed in the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"AFP: Three NATO Personnel Killed In Kabul Suicide Car Bomb," AFP (World Service), December 27, 2013.
"3 Coalition Soldiers Killed in Attack on Convoy in Kabul," New York Times, December 27, 2013.
"Sandpoint airman dies in Afghanistan bombing - Sun, 29 Dec 2013 PST,", December 29, 2013.