Incident Summary:

08/14/2008: On Thursday, at 2334, nine people were killed and 33 were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a police station near Moon Market in Allama Iqbal Town neighborhood in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. No group claimed responsibility for the attack. Most of those injured were policemen.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
In Allama Iqbal Town neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity
Specific Description Police
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians were targeted.
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A suicide bomber was used in the attack.
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) No
Additional Information The available sources listed the fatalities for these attacks from eight to nine, and the injuries for these attacks from 30 to 35, so these figures have been averaged in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
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 / 33 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 33
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Lexis Nexis, "Nine Killed in Suicide Blast in Pakistan's Lahore," BBC Monitoring South Asia, August 14, 2008."
"Lexis Nexis, "8 Killed in Pak Suicide Bombing," Statesman, August 17, 2008."
"Daily Times, "Suicide Attack on Police Kills Nine, Injures 35 In Lahore," Daily Times, August 14, 2008."