Incident Summary:

11/28/2015: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vest targeting the vehicle of Rahman Rodwal, an Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan provincial director, in Shahrak-e-Telayee neighborhood, Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan. In addition to the suicide bomber, the driver was killed and two people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Shahrak-e-Telayee neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan
Specific Description Vehicle of Provincial Director: Rahman Rodwal
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 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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Roundup: Suicide attack in Kabul claims 2 lives, wounds 2," Xinhua General News Service, November 28, 2015.
"One killed, two injured in Kabul blast," Afghanistan Times, November 28, 2015.
"Suicide bomber targets Afghan election official, kills bodyguard," The Canadian Press, November 28, 2015.