Incident Summary:

01/17/2014: A suicide bomber detonated at the entrance to the Taverna du Liban restaurant in the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan. Two assailants then opened fire on the restaurant. At least 24 people, including the three assailants and three citizens of the United States, were killed and four others were injured in the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that it was in retaliation for a coalition forces airstrike in Parwan province in Afghanistan.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident took place in the Wazir Akbar Khan area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Taverna du Liban
Specific Description Restaurant
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
Specific Description Personnel
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Multinational
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)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 24 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 24
Number of U.S. Fatalities 3
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"U.S. condemns Taliban attack in Kabul that killed 3 Americans, 18 others," CNN, January 19, 2014.
"'Foreign spies' behind Kabul attack," BBC, January 19, 2014.
"Kabul restaurant attack 'kills 13'," BBC, January 17, 2014.