Incident Summary:

09/02/2019: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden tractor and additional assailants opened fire on Green Village in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 22 people, including a Romanian diplomat, Nepalese and British civilians, and six assailants, were killed and 119 other people were injured in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Foreign Ministry of Romania
Specific Description Diplomat
Nationality of Target Romania
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Multinational
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
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 tractor and 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 Victims included Afghan, British, and Nepalese civilians. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 22 Fatalities / 119 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 22
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured 119
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Romanian diplomat killed in massive Kabul bombing," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), September 5, 2019.
"Dozens of foreigners killed, wounded in recent Kabul bombing," Khaama Press, September 4, 2019.