Incident Summary:

09/09/2018: Security forces identified and killed a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest who was attempting to target civilians commemorating the death of Ahmad Shah Massoud in the 10th police district of Kabul, Afghanistan. No other casualties were reported. This was one of two related suicide bombings in Kabul on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the 10th police district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Ahmad Shah Massoud Memorial Procession
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Kabul blast hits procession for Ahmed Shah Massoud," Al Jazeera, September 9, 2018.
"Two killed in suicide bomb attack on Kabul commemorations," Saudi Gazette, September 9, 2018.
"Across Afghanistan, Scores Are Killed in a Deadly Wave of Violence," SMALL WARS JOURNAL - BLOG, September 10, 2018.