Incident Summary:

01/14/2008: At least eight were killed in from a bomb blast in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi. The bomb was planted inside an unattended motorcycle and detonated outside the gate of a textiles market in the city's northern Quaidabad. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Area of Quaidabad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Pakistani civilians
Specific Description Pakistan civilians outside the gate of a textiles market in the city's northern Quaidabad
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 Vehicle
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Asharaf Khan, “Motorbike bomb kills 9, wounds 35 in Pakistan's largest city,” The Associated Press, January 14, 2008.
“Roundup: At least 8 killed in Bomb blast in Pakistani city of Karachi,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, January 14, 2008.
Hasan Mansoor, “Seven dead in Karachi bomb blast: police,” Agence France Presse, January 14, 2008.