September 2016 Kabul attacks

Deaths 42+ to 58
Location Kabul, Kabul Province, Afghanistan
Injured 109
Date 5 September 2016 (2016-09-05) - 6 September 2016 (2016-09-06)
Criminal penalty Unknown


Explosions in Kabul on September 5, 2016 killed over 41 people and injured 103 others in twin suicide bombings near the Afghan defense ministry. The Taliban claimed the first attack and said that their suicide bomber killed 58 people. Reportedly an army general and one district police chief were killed in the blast. Attacks lasted overnight with a siege and hostage situation. At least one person was killed and six injured in another attack on a charity CARE International building in Shāre Naw. The attack was claimed by the Taliban, with at least 3 of their attackers being killed and 42 hostages being rescued.

The attacks come after another Taliban bombing only a few days before that killed two people and at least 6 militants.