Incident Summary:

05/31/2007: A rocket and grenade attack against Pir Attique Gilani’s home, an influential tribal elder, killed 13 civilians near the Tank district of Afghanistan. Gilani was not injured in the attack, but he lost six family members in the attack. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

North-West Frontier Province

Tank district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Pir Attique Gilani’s home, an influential tribal elder
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Explosives Grenade
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
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 13 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
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
“13 dead in attack on Pakistan cleric's home,” Agence France Presse, May 31, 2007.
Dera Ismail Khan, “13 people killed in attack on government official's home in northwest Pakistan,” The Associated Press, May 31, 2007.
“Rocket attack kills 13 at Pakistani official's home,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 31, 2007.