Incident Summary:

03/15/2008: A powerful bomb blast tore through an Italian restaurant in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. The blast killed two Turkish woman and wounded 10 other foreigners, including four Americans. The explosion occurred in the back garden of the popular Luna Caprese restaurant. Taliban or Al-Qaida militants are suspected.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Islamabad Capital Territory


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Business
Specific Description Luna Caprese
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Tourists
Specific Description Foreign nationals.
Nationality of Target Multinational
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A device made from plastic explosives was used in the attack.
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
Al-Qaida (suspected) Unknown
Taliban (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 4
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Danny Kemp, "Restaurant bomb in Pakistani capital kills Turkish woman," Agence France Presse, March15, 2008.