Incident Summary:

12/16/2005: Unidentified perpetrators planted roadside bombs that killed two Pakistani nationals who were driving separate vehicles in Kuwait. The two victims were on their way to Iraq to deliver goods for their company.

GTD ID:
200512160003

When:
2005-12-16

Country:
Kuwait

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Unknown

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Business/People traveling to Iraq
Specific Description Business/People traveling from Kuwait to Iraq
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 Land Mine
Weapon Details
Two roadside bombs were said to have been used.
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 This case is confusing because it involves three nations; Kuwait, Pakistan, Iraq; and an unknown motive or target; It is difficult to discern who the roadside bomb was planned for.
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Two Pakistani Drivers Killed in Roadside Bombing in Kuwait,” Karachi Islam, December 16, 2005.