Incident Summary:

05/09/2008: On Friday afternoon, in Jinnah Town, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan, at a restaurant in the Al-Saeed hotel on Smungali Road, assailants detonated an improvised explosive device, injuring 24 civilians and causing damage to the hotel. No group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200805090029

When:
2008-05-09

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Quetta

Location Details:
At the Al-Saeed hotel in Jinnah Town in Quetta.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description A restaurant at the Al-Saeed hotel
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device 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
Additional Information The most recent available sources listed the injuries for this attack from 19 to 24, so the majority casualty figures have been used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 24 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 24
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Pakistan Newswire, "Twenty-four Injured in Quetta Bomb Explosion," LexisNexis Academic, Pakistan Newswire, May 10, 2008."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Twetny-Four Civilians Injured in IED Attack in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, February 01, 2010."
"South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Nineteen Persons Injured in Bomb Blast in Quetta," http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/detailsmall_news.asp?date1=5/10/2008&id=4 (May 10, 2008)."