Incident Summary:

07/24/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle targeting a bus carrying Ministry of Mines and Petroleum employees in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 36 people were killed and 41 people were injured in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Kabul's 3rd police district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Ministry of Mines and Petroleum
Specific Description Bus of Employees
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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
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 36 Fatalities / 41 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 36
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 41
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Taliban Claim Kabul Explosion That Killed Dozens," The New York Times, July 24, 2017.
"35 killed in Kabul car bomb attack," The News International, July 25, 2017.
"Death Toll Rises to 36 in Kabul Suicide Bombing: Source," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), July 24, 2017.