Incident Summary:

04/25/2002: A bomb was detonated in a mosque in the central Pakistani province of Punjab, the town of Bhakkar. 12 female worshippers were killed and 30 were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Bhakkar District

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Worshippers at a mosque in Bhakkar
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description A mosque in Bhakkar
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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
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 12 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Seth Mydans, "Bomb in Pakistan mosque kills 12 and hurts dozens," The New York Times, 04/27/2002.
"Ten dead in bomb attack on Shiite community in Pakistan," Agence France Presase, 04/26/2002.
"12 dead in Pakistan bombing," Agence France Presse, 04/26/2002.