Incident Summary:

03/01/2017: Two assailants, including a suicide bomber, attacked a National Directorate of Security (NDS) office in Arzan Qimat, Kabul, Afghanistan. This was one of two related attacks in Kabul on this date. At least 30 people, including seven assailants, were killed and 107 people were injured across the attacks. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incidents.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Arzan Qimat

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Bagrami district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity National Directorate of Security (NDS)
Specific Description Regional Office
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
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)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201703010003 and 201703010004.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities / 54 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 54
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Death toll from Kabul attacks rises to 23, number of injured soars," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, March 2, 2017.
"Death toll from Taliban's Kabul attacks rises to 22," Anadolu Ajansi, March 2, 2017.
"Taliban claim attacks in Afghan capital, at least 15 dead," United News of India, March 1, 2017.