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.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



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
Paisley Dodds, “108 die in blasts near Bhutto in Karachi,” Associated Press Online, October 18, 2007.
“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.