Incident Summary:

07/22/2000: A bomb exploded in Jinnah Market, a market in Quetta, Pakistan, killing 7 army personnel and civilians and wounding 25 others. No organization claimed responsibility for the bombings.

GTD ID:
200007220002

When:
2000-07-22

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Quetta

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Quetta Police
Specific Description Police Stations in Quetta
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians at Jinnah Market
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 Unknown Explosive Type
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
Additional Information Two other explosions occurred that day outside of police stations in Quetta, but caused no casualties and little damage. While no organization has claimed responsibility for the bombings, unknown callers told local newspapers that the Balochistan Liberation Army was responsibility for the blasts, claiming to be struggling for the rights of the Balochi people.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Police make little headway after bomb blasts in Pakistan,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, July 23, 2000.
“Nine soldiers killed in Pakistan bomb blast,” Agence France Presse, July 22, 2000.
“Daily Says Quetta Blasts Indicate Re-emergence of Provincialism,” The Nation (Pakistan), July 25, 2000.