Incident Summary:

11/21/2016: A suicide bomber detonated at the Baqir Olum mosque in Char Qala, Kabul, Afghanistan. In addition to the assailant, at least 27 people were killed and 35 people were injured in the blast. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201611210001

When:
2016-11-21

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kabul

City:
Kabul

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Char Qala area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Shiite Mosque
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
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
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 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 28 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 28
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"At least 27 die in Kabul mosque bombing," The Statesman (AsiaNet), November 22, 2016."
"Daesh Claims Responsibility For Kabul Mosque Bombing," Tolo News, November 22, 2016."
"Kabul mosque attack death toll at 27 - police," Channel NewsAsia, November 21, 2016."