Incident Summary:

03/02/2018: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle targeting Australian Embassy vehicles in Qabel Bay, Kabul, Afghanistan. In addition to the assailant, one civilian was killed and 22 others, including two Australian contractors, were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Qabel Bay area of the city

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Australian Foreign Ministry
Specific Description Australian Embassy to Afghanistan Vehicles
Nationality of Target Australia
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 Unknown
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Afghan capital hit by suicide attack," Al Jazeera, March 2, 2018.
"2 Australians among 22 wounded in Kabul bombing," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), March 3, 2018.
"Explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 19," Hindustan Times, March 2, 2018.