Incident Summary:

10/26/2019: An explosive device detonated targeting a US military vehicle near Kandahar International Airport in Sar Gaz, Kandahar, Afghanistan. One US soldier was injured in the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Sar Gaz

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kandahar district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Kandahar International Airport
Specific Description Airport
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity United States Armed Forces
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target United States
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Explosion occurs near Kandahar airport in Afghanistan, Taliban claims responsibility," United News of India, October 27, 2019.
"US soldier wounded in Kandahar roadside bombing," Pajhwok Afghan News, October 27, 2019.
"Explosion near Kandahar Airport in Afghanistan," Gulf News (United Arab Emirates), October 27, 2019.