Incident Summary:

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.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United States Department of State
Specific Description U.S. Embassy in Karachi
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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
Additional Information 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
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Omar (suspected) Tarjuman Al-Qanoon Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 51 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 51
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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."