Incident Summary:

09/05/2016: A suicide bomber detonated near the Defense Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan. This was one of two coordinated suicide attacks in the area on the same day. In addition to the assailants, at least 41 people were killed and 110 people were injured in both blasts. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incidents.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



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 Civilians
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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 represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201609050002 and 201609050003. Additionally, casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 22 Fatalities / 55 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 22
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 55
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Afghanistan: Kabul suicide toll rises to 41 dead, 110 wounded: Officials," Khaama Press Online, September 7, 2016.
"Death toll in Kabul twin suicide blasts rise to 37; AFGHANISTAN ATTACK," EFE Newswire - Americas in Focus, September 6, 2016.
"Roundup: String of insurgent attacks in Kabul cause panic among Afghans, leaving many in distress," Xinhua General News Service, September 6, 2016.