Incident Summary:

05/27/2004: Unknown perpetrators exploded a car bomb in Karachi, Pakistan, killing two people, including a police officer, and injured 27 others near the US Consul’s house. The bomb exploded outside the main gate of the Pakistan-American Cultural Centre, a private language school not affiliated with the U.S. government, in an upscale neighborhood of Karachi.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity The Pakistan-American Cultural Centre (PACC)
Specific Description The Pakistan-American Cultural Centre (PACC) building in Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
Two car bombs were used in this incident.
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 The names of those killed are Tariq Mehmood and Munir Ahmed Sheikh. Aamir Qureshi, Zia Mazhar, Nazeeruddin, Mohammad Azeem, Akbar Baloch, Faisal Mujeeb, Sheikh Mehmood, and Zulfiqar Ahmed were injured.
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 2 Fatalities / 27 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 27
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Car Bomb Near US Consul General's Residence Kills 2, Injures 27 Others,” Daily Times, May 27, 2004.
Salman Masood, “Twin Car Bombs Rock Karachi,” The Gazette, May 27, 2004.
Salman Masood, “Double Car Bombing at Karachi School Kills One and Hurts 26,” The New York Times, May 27, 2004.