Incident Summary:

01/10/2017: A suicide bomber detonated targeting a vehicle carrying parliamentary staff members along Darulaman road in Kabul, Afghanistan. This was one of two coordinated attacks at the same location in a short period of time; this first blast was designed to draw a crowd. In addition to the bombers, at least 38 people were killed and 72 people were injured across both events. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident and accused the victims of working for the Afghan intelligence agency.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Darulaman Road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity National Assembly
Specific Description Vehicle of Members
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201701100002 and 201701100003.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities / 36 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 36
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Kabul explosions: 21 killed near Afghan parliament compound," CNN, January 10, 2017.
"36 Afghan parliament staff killed in Kabul attack," Khaama Press, January 11, 2017.
"Afghanistan Taliban claim Kabul double bomb attack near American University," CBS News, January 10, 2017.