- The KDH bombing was a more efficient attack, killing 91, than the Kabul attack which appears to have killed six.
- It was not a suicide attack, the Irgun planted its bomb in the basement and left.
- The Irgun did attempt to minimize deaths by calling in three bomb threats, all where ignored. The Taliban gave no warning.
- The bombing was a specific attack against the British authority whose headquarters were in the hotel and the bomb was sited to do the most damage to the British wing of the hotel. The Kabul attack appears mostly random.
[We were] facing a cruel, fanatical and cunning enemy, and there was no way of knowing who was friend and who foe. ~ Gen. Bernard Montgomery speaking of the Jewish peopleStill, both attacks gain points for audacity and as a sign that there is no place for occupation forces to feel safe.