Incident Summary:

09/04/2007: Twenty five die as evidence suggest Al-Qaida Islamic militant suicide bombers stemming from the Afghan border carried out attacks on a Defense Ministry bus and a commercial area in Rawalpindi, a garrison city in Pakistan.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Security personnel
Specific Description Bus carrying personnel
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Army
Specific Description Army Headquarters
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 Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of a cumulative total of wounded across incidents 200709040001 and 200709040005.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 18 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Omar Waraich and Saeed Shah, "Pakistani army hit as suicide bombers kill 25," Belfast Telegraph, September 5, 2007.
Augustine Anthony, "25 die in suicide bomb attacks in Pakistan city," The Irish Times, September 5, 2007.
Rana Jawad, "Twin suicide bombings hit Pakistan; 25 Dead in Blasts; Attacks Occurred Within Minutes OF Each Other Near Army Headquarters; Agence France Presse, With Files Frome The Daily Telegraph," National Post, September 5, 2007.