Incident Summary:

07/25/2019: An explosive device detonated at the scene of an earlier attack in the 16th Police District, Kabul, Afghanistan. This was one of three similar attacks in Kabul on this date. At least 13 people, including two assailants, were killed and 45 other people were injured across all three blasts. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident. Officials also attributed the attack to the Taliban, who denied involvement.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the 16th police district in the Mikrorayon neighborhood of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Ministry of Mines and Petroleum
Specific Description Employees
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
A magnetic explosive device 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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201907250007, 201907250008, and 201907250009.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Taliban (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Correction: Afghanistan story," Associated Press International, July 26, 2019.
"Three bombings rock Afghanistan's Kabul, killing 15 people," Al Jazeera, July 25, 2019.
"Blasts rock Kabul as US, Afghanistan vow to speed up peace talks," Hindustan Times, July 26, 2019.