Incident Summary:

08/20/2007: A suicide bomber killed three policemen and an Afghan woman in Hangu, Pakistan. Seventeen people were also injured in the bombing. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
200708200020

When:
2007-08-20

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North-West Frontier Province

City:
Hangu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistan Police
Specific Description Police
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Afghan woman
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 17 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 17
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Pakistan: Suicide Attack Kills 2 Paramilitary men in Hangu (District) in NWFP” PTV News. August 20, 2007.
“Four killed, 17 hurt in northwest Pakistan suicide blast” APP. August 20, 2007.