Incident Summary:

08/29/2016: Security forces discovered and arrested four suicide bombers in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources also attributed the attack to Mahaz Fedai Tahrik Islami Afghanistan.

GTD ID:
201609040081

When:
2016-08-29

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kabul

City:
Kabul

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Four explosives-laden vests 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mahaz Fedai Tahrik Islami Afghanistan No
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Deadly attack foiled in Kabul, 4 would-be suicide bombers arrested," Khaama Press, September 4, 2016.
"Afghanistan: Deadly Attack Foiled in Kabul; 4 Would-Be Suicide Bombers Arrested," Khaama Press Online, September 4, 2016.
"Kabul Police Arrest Four Would-be Suicide Bombers," Tolo News, September 4, 2016.