Incident Summary:

03/13/2017: An explosive device detonated targeting a telecommunications company minibus in Taimani, Kabul, Afghanistan. At least one person was killed and eight people were injured in the blast. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703130008

When:
2017-03-13

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kabul

City:
Kabul

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Taimani area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Telecommunication Company 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 Land Mine
Weapon Details
A roadside landmine 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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"IED attack in the heart of Kabul kills a woman," SalamWatandar.com, March 13, 2017."
"Afghanistan: Blast Targeting Minibus in Kabul's Taimani Area Results on One Killed, Seven Injured," Tolo News, March 13, 2017."
"Suicide Bomber in Afghanistan Slams Into Packed Minibus," The New York Times, March 13, 2017."