Incident Summary:

07/28/2019: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near Ghalib University before several other assailants stormed an Afghan Green Trend Party building in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 24 people, including four assailants, were killed and 50 others, including Afghan Vice Presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh, were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources the attack to the Taliban.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Sahid Square near Ghalib University.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Green Trend Party
Specific Description Office of Vice Presidential Candidate: Amrullah Saleh
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 Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden car was 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 and majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 24 Fatalities / 50 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 24
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 50
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Death toll in attack on party office in Kabul rises to 20," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, July 29, 2019.
"Afghan vice-presidential candidate's office sees deadly attack," BBC, July 29, 2019.
"3 Saleh Blames Taliban For Deadly Attack On His Office," Tolo News, July 31, 2019.