Incident Summary:

07/17/2013: An explosive device detonated in Peshawar city, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. Assailants had attached the device to the air conditioning unit on a bus. No casualties were reported in the explosion, as the bus was vacated prior to detonation. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Daewoo
Specific Description Bus
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
A magnetic sticky bomb containing two kilograms of explosive material and attached to the air-conditioner of a passenger bus was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bomb blows up passenger bus, no casualty," Daily Times, July 17, 2013."
"Close call: Explosion damages bus, no loss reported," The Express Tribune, July 17, 2013."
"Blast in Pakistan's Peshawar; no casualties reported," BBC Monitoring South Asia - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, July 17, 2013."