Incident Summary:

7/10/2007: Armed assailants, wiedling unspecified firearms, fired upon and killed 85 civillians and ten soldiers at the Laj Masjid in Islamabad, Pakistan. Forty-four soliders were wounded and the mosque was sustained damage. No group has claimed responability though it was widely believed that Islamic extremists were responsible. The same mosque had been attacked just six days earlier.

GTD ID:
200707100010

When:
2007-07-10

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Islamabad Capital Territory

City:
Islamabad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Civillians
Specific Description Laj Masjid mosque
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 96 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 96
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
National Counter Terrorism Center, 2007 Report on Terrorism