2 and 5 September 2019 Kabul bombings

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September 2019 Kabul bombings
Part of War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
LocationKabul, Afghanistan
Date2 September 2019 (first attack)
5 September 2019 (second attack)
TargetForeign residents (first attack)
Civilians and security forces (second attack)
Deaths16 (2 September)
12 (5 September)
Total: 28
119 (2 September)
40+ (5 September)
Total: 159+

On the evening of 2 September 2019, a Taliban bomb on a tractor killed 16 people and injured 119 others at a housing compound used by international organisations in Kabul, Afghanistan.[1] Foreign residents were the target of the attack: five Nepalese citizens, two Britons and a 43-year-old Romanian diplomat were killed in the attack.[2] Twenty-five other foreign citizens were wounded, including a Romanian national.[3]

On 5 September 2019, at least 12 people, including an American service member and a Romanian soldier,[4] were killed and more than 40 injured when a suicide car bomber exploded in a heavily fortified area of central Kabul, close to Afghan security offices. The Taliban claimed responsibility.[5][6]


  1. ^ 16 dead in Taliban blast in Afghan capital
  2. ^ Eight Foreign Nationals Killed In Taliban Attack In Kabul
  3. ^ Romania Hails ‘Hero’ Diplomat Killed in Afghan Terror Attack
  4. ^ NATO says US, Romanian soldiers killed in Kabul
  5. ^ US, Romanian Soldiers Killed In Kabul Attack
  6. ^ "Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 10 civilians, two NATO troops in Kabul". Reuters. Abdul Qadir Sediqi, Rupam Jain. Retrieved 5 September 2019.