Incident Summary:

04/30/2018: A suicide bomber detonated near the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Sash Darak, Kabul, Afghanistan. In addition to the assailant, four people were killed and five others were injured in the blast. This was one of two coordinated suicide bombings that occurred in Kabul on this date. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incidents.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sash Darak area of the 9th police district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
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 No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State 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 5 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Eight journalists among 29 killed in twin Afghanistan blasts," CNN, April 30, 2018.
"Death toll rises to 40 in Kabul bomb blasts," The Indian Awaaz, May 1, 2018.
"Kabul attacks: Death toll rises to 29, ISIS claims responsibility," India Blooms, April 30, 2018.