Incident Summary:

02/01/2008: On Friday at around 4 pm, a suicide bomber ran a truck full of explosives into the Khajuri Checkpost in North Waziristan, Pakistan, killing six and wounding more than 15 according to a local security official. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, al-Qaida is suspected for reasons of retaliation for an attack that killed al-Qaeda No 3 commander Abu Laith al-Libi and his 12 companions. The checkpost is located on Bannu-Miranshah road bordering the Frontier Region of Bakakhel.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

North Waziristan District

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Forces
Specific Description Security men and civilians at Mir-Ali checkpost.
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Javed Afridi, Haji Mujtaba, “6 security personnel killed, 15 hurt in N Waziristan suicide attack,” Islamabad The News, Feb 2, 2008.
“Suicide Attack Kills Six Troops In Pakistani Tribal,” Riyadh SPA, Feb 1, 2008.