Incident Summary:

12/31/2016: An explosive device attached to a civilian vehicle detonated in Kabul, Afghanistan. Two people were killed and four others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612310015

When:
2016-12-31

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kabul

City:
Kabul

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Qambar Square area of the 5th 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 Vehicle
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
A magnetic bomb was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Nazia. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Wounded bride: All my dreams shattered," Pajhwok Afghan News English, December 31, 2016."
"Highlights: Pakistan Pashto Press 1 January December 2017," Summary, January 1, 2017."