Incident Summary:

12/21/2007: In Charsadda, Pakistan, a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) within a mosque on the property of the former interior minister. Sixty-four civillians and eight children were killed and over 100 people suffered injuries. The mosque was also damaged. No group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200712210001

When:
2007-12-21

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North-West Frontier Province

City:
Charsadda

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Civillians
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 72 Fatalities / 101 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 72
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 101
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
National Counter Terrorism Center, 2007 Report on Terrorism