Incident Summary:

11/13/2019: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle targeting a GardaWorld Security Company convoy in the 10th Police District, Kabul, Afghanistan. 13 people, including the assailant, were killed and 20 others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Taliban.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the 10th police district of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity GardaWorld Security Company
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Canada
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 Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 13 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Afghanistan: Kabul car bomb kills 12, including kids," Al Jazeera, November 13, 2019.
"At least 6 killed in suicide bombing near military academy in Kabul," IBTimes Singapore, February 11, 2020.
"Afghanistan: Death toll in Kabul blast touches 12," IBNS, November 15, 2019.