06/14/2002: A suicide bombing in front of the U.S. Consulate in Karachi left 12 dead and another 51 injured. Tarjuman Al-Qanoon has taken responsibility for the bombing.
|Type of Attack ()
|Successful Attack? ()
Target Information ()
|Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)|
|Name of Entity
||United States Department of State|
||U.S. Embassy in Karachi|
|Nationality of Target
|Extent of Property Damage
|Value of Property Damage
||Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
|Part of Multiple Incident?||No|
|Criterion 1 ()
|Criterion 2 ()
|Criterion 3 ()
|Doubt Terrorism Proper ()
||Reuters reported that Karachi police had been tipped off a week ago of an imminent suicide bombing, but did not know when and where it might happen.|
Perpetrator Group Information
||Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
|Number of Perpetrators
|Number of Captured Perpetrators
|Total Number of Casualties
||12 Fatalities / 51 Injured|
|Total Number of Fatalities
|Number of U.S. Fatalities
|Number of Perpetrator Fatalities
|Total Number of Injured
|Number of U.S. Injured
|Number of Perpetrators Injured
|Robert Schlesinger and Absar Alam, “Suicide Attack on U.S. Offices in Pakistan Leaves 11 Dead,” Boston Globe, June 15, 2002.
|Zarar Khan, “Repeating to Restore EDS Line,” Associated Press, June 16, 2002.
|"Eleven Killed, Over 40 Injured in Karachi Blast,” Xinhua, June 14, 2002."