Incident Summary:

11/05/2005: Eight people including a woman and three children were killed in a bomb explosion in Mosaki, Pakistan. The bomb exploded in a house where suspected, foreign Al-Qaida members were building bomb detonators. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Mosaki civilians
Nationality of Target
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Al-Qa ida
Specific Description Al-Qa ida members operating in Pakistan
Nationality of Target
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
Weapon Details
Evidence suggested that the house was being used to construct improvised explosive devices.
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Six foreign Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Pakistan blast,” Agence France Presse, November 5, 2005.
Riaz Khan, “Eight killed in blast at militant compound in Pakistani tribal region, officials say,” The Associated Press, November 5, 2005.
“Eight killed in blast in Pakistan,” The Press Trust of India, November 5, 2005.