Incident Summary:

06/02/2019: An explosive device attached to a Burhanuddin Rabbani Education University minibus detonated in the 5th Police District, Kabul, Afghanistan. This was one of two related attacks in Kabul on this date. At least one person was killed and 17 people were injured in the blasts. 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 fifth police district of Kabul city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Burhanuddin Rabbani Education University
Specific Description Bus
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
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 Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
A magnetic bomb was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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 majority 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"2nd LD Writethru: Triple blasts kill 1, wound 17 in Afghan capital," Xinhua General News Service, June 2, 2019.
"1 killed, 17 wounded in serial blasts in Kabul," EFE, June 2, 2019.
"At Least Seven Killed In Afghanistan As Taliban Rejects Truce Calls," Radio Free Europe, June 2, 2019.