Incident Summary:

09/07/2007: Under the cover of night, suspected Taliban militants blow up dozens of music shops in a market near the Afghan border in the town of Mangora, Pakistan. CD shops in the area are deemed religiously immoral by the Taliban sympathizers.

GTD ID:
200709070003

When:
2007-09-07

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North-West Frontier Province

City:
Mangora

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Commerial market
Specific Description Entertainment shops
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 Unknown Explosive 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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information The militants threatened the owners of the shops and gave them a 15 day deadline to close down their un-Islamic businesses.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban (Pakistan) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Militants blow up dozens of music shops in north-west Pakistan," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, September 7, 2007.
"Militants blow up 28 CD Shops," The Nation (Pakistan), September 7, 2007.
"Militants blow up 63 CD and shoe shops in Swat," Hindustan Times, September 8, 2007.