Incident Summary:

12/30/2004: An improvised explosive device, set by unknown perpetrators, detonated near Tank, Pakistan, injured Ismatullah Gandapur, the chief administrator of the remote Pakistani tribal district, as well as his driver.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

North-West Frontier Province

Near Tank

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government Official
Specific Description Ismatullah Gandapur, Chief district administrator
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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
Additional Information Pakistani forces were hunting Al-Qaida-linked militants in the area at the time of the attack.
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Blast in northwest Pakistan injures leading official," Agence France Presse, December 30, 2004.