Incident Summary:

11/28/2018: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle and additional assailants stormed the G4S Risk Management Group security compound in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 11 people, including five assailants, were killed and 32 people were injured in the ensuing clash. British and Nepalese nationals were among the victims. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident and stated the attack was carried out in retaliation for military operations against civilians.




South Asia

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity G4S Risk Management Group
Specific Description Security Compound
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity G4S Risk Management Group
Specific Description Employees: Tara Bahadur Rai, Tej Prasad Acharya, Durga Prasad Uprety
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden truck, hand grenades, and automatic firearms 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 The victims included a British employee, Lee Griffin and Nepalese employees, Bir Bahadur Thapa Magar; Shyam Kumar Thapa Magar; Laxman Thumbahamphe; Pemba Sherpa; Dal Bahadur Thapa; and Prakash Thapa. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority 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 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 32 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 5
Total Number of Injured 32
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Kabul attack ends after ten hours, assailants shot dead," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, November 29, 2018.
"9 Nepalis wounded in Taliban attack in Kabul," Kathmandu Post, November 30, 2018.
"British man killed in a Taliban attack named as Luke Griffin," Daily Star Online, November 29, 2018.