Incident Summary:

06/03/2017: Three suicide bombers detonated at a funeral for Mohammad Salim Izadyar, the son of a member of parliament, in Badambagh, Kabul, Afghanistan. At least nine people, including the three assailants, were killed and 87 people were injured in the blasts. In addition, a fourth suicide bomber failed to detonate and was arrested by security forces. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the Taliban, which denied involvement.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Badambagh area.

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 Funeral of Son of Member of Parliament: Mohammad Elim Ezidyar
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Funeral of Mohammad Elim Ezidyar
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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?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
Taliban (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 87 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 87
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Six killed, 87 injured as 3 blasts hit funeral in Kabul," The Balochistan Times (AsiaNet), June 4, 2017.
"Blasts at funeral ceremony kills 6 in Afghan capital," Anadolu Ajansi, June 3, 2017.
"Kabul funeral suicide bombers trained in Pakistan, Afghan intelligence says," The Long War Journal, June 5, 2017.