Incident Summary:

10/18/2007: Approximately 139 Pakistanis were killed, more than 250 others were wounded, and at least three police vans and several other vehicles were destroyed when one suspected Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami (HUJI) perpetrator threw a grenade and a suicide bomber immediately detonated a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) at approximately 12:52 AM adjacent to a homecoming procession for exiled former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Karsaz neighborhood, Karachi, Sindh Province, Pakistan.

GTD ID:
200710180001

When:
2007-10-18

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sindh

City:
Karachi

Location Details:
Karsaz neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity government of Pakistan
Specific Description Benazir Bhutto
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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
Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 141 Fatalities / 250 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 141
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 250
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“US offers to help probe deadly Pakistan blast,” Agence France Press, October 19, 2007.
“Karachi blasts probe makes progress: Pak official,” Xinhua General News Service, October 24, 2007.
Paisley Dodds, “108 die in blasts near Bhutto in Karachi,” Associated Press Online, October 18, 2007.