Incident Summary:

05/29/2007: One civilian was killed and eight civilians were wounded in a car bomb attack near the high court in Peshawar, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan. No one has taken responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

North-West Frontier Province

Near Peshawar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Pakistani court system
Specific Description High court in Peshawar
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
Time fuse
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 psychosocial consequences were listed as minor because post-explosion a group of angry lawyers gathered in protest.
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 1 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Saad Khan, “Car bomb kills one, wounds eight near Pakistan court,” Agence France Presse, May 29, 2007.
“ROUNDUP: Car bomb injures nine near Pakistani court,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 29, 2007.
“Car bomb injures nine near Pakistani court,” Indo-Asian News Service, May 29, 2007.