Incident Summary:

07/23/2016: Two suicide bombers detonated targeting a Hazara protest in Kabul, Afghanistan. A third assailant was shot and killed before successfully detonating. In addition to the three assailants, at least 80 people were killed and 230 people were injured in the blasts. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



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

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Protesters
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/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Three explosives-laden belts 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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 83 Fatalities / 230 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 83
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 230
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"ISIS targets minority group; 80 dead," CNN, July 23, 2016.
"Deadly blast hits Kabul protest march," BBC, July 23, 2016.
"Twin blasts at Kabul rally leave 80 dead, 231 hurt," Qatar Tribune, July 24, 2016.