Incident Summary:

05/03/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle targeting a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military convoy in the 10th police district of Kabul, Afghanistan. In addition to the assailant, eight people were killed and 28 others, including three United States soldiers, were injured in the blast. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State and the Taliban each claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Tenth police district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Operation Resolute Support
Specific Description American Convoy
Nationality of Target International
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 Vehicle
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 The victims included Specialist Brandon M. Canady, Seargent Brent W. Sixkiller and Private First Class Kevin C. Williams.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Taliban 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 9 Fatalities / 28 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 28
Number of U.S. Injured 3
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suicide Bombing of U.S. Military Convoy in Kabul Kills 8 Afghans," The New York Times, May 3, 2017.
"3 Fort Bragg soldiers injured in Islamic State attack in Afghanistan," The Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, North Carolina), May 17, 2017.
"At Least 9 Dead, 28 Wounded in Suicide Attack on NATO Convoy in Kabul," Latin American Herald Tribune, May 3, 2017.