Incident Summary:

04/18/2015: A suicide bomber detonated outside of a Kabul Bank branch as soldiers and government employees queued to collect their salaries in Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. At least 33 people were killed and 100 others were wounded in the blast. Security forces responding to the scene also discovered and defused an explosive device. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State 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: Business
Name of Entity Kabul Bank
Specific Description Branch
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest 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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 34 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 34
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"ISIS goes global: Mapping attacks," CNN, December 29, 2015."
"Explosion kills 22 in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad," Reuters, April 18, 2015."
"Dozens Killed in Suicide Bombing at Bank in Eastern Afghanistan," New York Times, April 18, 2015."