Incident Summary:

01/12/2014: A suicide bomber on an explosives-laden bicycle drove into a bus carrying police personnel in the Yakatot area of Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan. In addition to the assailant, one police officer and one civilian were killed while approximately 20 other individuals, including police officers and civilians, were injured. Additionally, several shop were damaged by the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident and identified the assailant as Burhanuddin Nangarhari.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident took place in the Yakatot area.

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 Bus
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
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 Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A suicide bomber riding an explosives- laden bicycle 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 majority 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 3 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two killed as suicide bomber targets police in Kabul," The Gulf Today, January 12, 2014.
"Suicide attack in Kabul kills 1, wounds 6: police," Xinhua News Agency, January 12, 2014.
"Afghanistan: 2 killed in suicide bombing," India Blooms, January 12, 2014.