Incident Summary:

05/09/2018: Assailants, including suicide bombers, attacked a police station in Dasht-e-Barchi, Kabul, Afghanistan. This was one of two unrelated attacks targeting police stations in Kabul on this date. At least 25 people, including nine assailants, were killed and 28 people were injured across both attacks. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for this incident, stating that the attack was carried out in retaliation for United States and Afghan forces' airstrikes against civilians. Additionally, sources attributed the attack to the Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Dasht-e-Barchi area of the city

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan Police
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Explosives-laden vests were used in the attack.
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. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201805090004 and 201805090005.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Haqqani Network No
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"REFILE," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 10, 2018.
"Kabul police attacks: Death toll rises to 10," The Hindu, May 10, 2018.
"Kabul attacks: Toll rises to 10 dead, 23 wounded," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), May 10, 2018.