Incident Summary:

03/01/2008: A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a van of Bajaur Levies while on patrol on Khar-Toorghundi road when it reached Jaar, killing two persons, including a bomber and a civilian, and injuring 21 others at Khar, Headquarters of Bajaur Agency.

GTD ID:
200803010002

When:
2008-03-01

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Near Khar

Location Details:
Approximately 9 km from Khar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military of Pakistan
Specific Description Van of Bajaur Levies Forces on patrol on Khar-Toorghundi road
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?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
Additional Information The condition of two injured security personnel was stated to be critical and he was shifted to Peshawar for medical treatment. --The injured included Sobedar Ismael, Naib Sobedar Yar Khan, Akhtar Khan, Muneer Khan, Jawad, Roohullah, Gul Dad, Mukhtiar, Nazim Khan and Sobedar Shah Jee of the Levies Forces. The civilians, injured in the blast have been identified as Shahab Ud Din, Rizwan, Amir Zada, Said Omar, Imran, Amanullah, Fawadullah, Hidayatullah, Qudrat Khan, Mujeebullah and Wali Khan. --The officials informed that different parts of the burned body of the bomber had been taken into custody along with the car. local officials believe it was carried out by the followers of pro-Taliban cleric, Maulana Fazlullah, who is thought to be behind dozens of suicide bombings in the scenic valley since October 2007
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Suicide attack leaves two killed 17 wounded,” Pajhwok Afghan News, March 01, 2008.
Staff Reporter, “Two killed, 21 hurt in Bajaur suicide blast,” The Nation (Pakistan), March 01, 2008.
“ROUNDUP: Suicide attack kills two, injures 20 in Pakistan,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, March 01, 2008.