Incident Summary:

02/04/2008: A suicide bomber detonated explosives on a motorbike into an army bus in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, killing eight people and injuring about 25. While no group has claimed responsibility, Islamic militants are suspected. The attack occurred during the morning rush hour outside the army's National Logistics Centre, nearby Pakastani army headquarters.

GTD ID:
200802040002

When:
2008-02-04

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Punjab

City:
Rawalpindi

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 Pakistan army bus
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 9 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Terrorist attack kills eight in Pakistan,” The Frontrunner, Feb 05, 2008.
Nassir Jaffry, “Suicide attack on military bus kills five,” Agence France Presse, Feb 4, 2008.