Incident Summary:

07/14/2007: Twenty-four paramilitary forces were killed and 26 others were wounded when a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into the Pakistani military convoy near Miran Shah in North Waziristan, Pakistan. Al-Qaida linked extremists were suspected in the attack although no group claimed responsibility.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Near Miran Shah

Location Details:
Near Afghan border

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Security Forces
Specific Description Military convoy in North Waziristan near the Afghan border
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
Suicide bomber was driving the vehicle that rammed the military convoy
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 25 Fatalities / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 25
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 26
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Ismail Khan, “Deadly Violence Surges in the Tribal Regions of Pakistan,” The New York Times, July 15, 2007.
Geraint Jones, “Revenge bomber kills 24 in Pakistan; Attack on military convoy days after troops storm Red Mosque,” Sunday Express, July 15, 2007.
Griff Witte and Imtiaz Ali, “Attacks Kill 37 Pakistani Soldiers in Northwest,” The Washington Post, July 15, 2007.