Incident Summary:

06/22/2015: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle and six other assailants attacked the Afghan parliament building in Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan. At least nine people, including all seven assailants, were killed and 31 others were injured in the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was intended to disrupt a government gathering, in which Afghanistan's newly appointed defense minister was going to be introduced; an Afghan official also attributed the attack to the Haqqani Network.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Afghanistan
Specific Description Parliament Building
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vehicle, rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), and assault rifles were 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
Haqqani Network No
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 7
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 31 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 7
Total Number of Injured 31
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Taliban attack Afghan parliament, seize second district in north," Reuters, June 22, 2015.
"Afghanistan: Kabul police: attack on parliament over, all attackers killed," Khaama Press, June 22, 2015.
"Taliban attack Afghan parliament building," Los Angeles Times, June 22, 2015.