Incident Summary:

11/27/2014: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a car transporting members of the British embassy in the 9th municipal district, Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan. In addition to the bomber, at least five people, including one British citizen, were killed and 33 others, including two citizens of the United States (US), were injured in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the 9th municipal district of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Great Britain
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden Toyota Corolla 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 incident 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: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 33 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 33
Number of U.S. Injured 2
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"5 killed as blast targets diplomatic convoy in Kabul," CNN, November 27, 2014.
"AFP: Taliban Attack Kabul Guesthouse and British Embassy Car," AFP (North European Service), November 27, 2014.
"London Condemns Kabul Bombing as Taliban Ups Pressure on Afghan Gov't," Austin American Statesman, November 28, 2014.