Incident Summary:

08/04/2007: Eight civilians were killed and 35 injured as a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into another vehicle in Parachinar, Pakistan. Although no group claimed responsibility for the attack, authorities are blaming the attack on pro-Taliban militants

GTD ID:
200708040002

When:
2007-08-04

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Near Parachinar

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 Unknown
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Taliban (Pakistan) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“At least 23 killed in Pakistan violence,” Indo-Asian News Service, August 4, 2007.
“At least 19 killed in attacks in north-west Pakistan,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, August 4, 2007.
Bashirullah Khan, “10 militants, 4 Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout near Afghan border,” Associated Press Worldstream, August 4, 2007.