Incident Summary:

02/01/2016: A suicide bomber detonated at the entrance of the Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) headquarters in Dehmazang neighborhood, Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan. In addition to the assailant, at least 20 people were killed and 25 people were injured in the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Dehmazang neighborhood in the 3rd police district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP)
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
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 Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 21 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suicide attack rocks Afghan capital: police," Al Jazeera, February 1, 2016.
"UPDATE 3-Suicide bomber strikes outside police office in Afghan capital," Reuters, February 1, 2016.
"Injured Suicide Blast Victim Dies," Tolo News, February 8, 2016.