Incident Summary:

08/10/2014: A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle detonated targeting a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military convoy on Darul Aman road in Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan. In addition to the bomber, four civilians were killed and 35 others were injured in the blast; the NATO troops did not sustain any casualties. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Dar al Aman road.

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 Toyota Corolla laden with explosives 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Taliban Take Responsibility for Bombing in Kabul," New York Times, August 11, 2014.
"Suicide bomber targets NATO convoy in Kabul," Al Jazeera, August 10, 2014.
"Suicide Car Bomber Targets NATO Troops in Kabul," Tolo News, August 10, 2014.