Incident Summary:

06/30/2016: A suicide bomber detonated targeting a convoy of police cadets in Kabul, Afghanistan. This was one of two coordinated suicide attacks at the same location over a short period of time. In addition to the two assailants, at least 35 people were killed and 80 people were injured across both events. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incidents.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the western part of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Convoy
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)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201606300001 and 201606300002.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 18 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Kabul suicide attacks toll rises to 33 dead, 80 wounded," Khaama Press, July 2, 2016.
"Roundup: Taliban twin suicide attacks in Kabul widely condemned," Xinhua General News Service, July 1, 2016.
"Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bombers kill 40 cadets and civilians in police convoy attack near Kabul," International Business Times UK, June 30, 2016.