Incident Summary:

08/19/2008: On Tuesday, 27 people were killed and 30 were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a hospital in Dera Ismail Khan, North West Frontier, Pakistan. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the blast. The attack was in retaliation for the government's actions in Bajaur.

GTD ID:
200808190021

When:
2008-08-19

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North-West Frontier Province

City:
Dera Ismail Khan

Location Details:
The bombing occurred at a hospital in Dera Ismail Khan, North West Frontier, Pakistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description A hospital was 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 28 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 28
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"CNN, "Taliban Claim Credit for Pakistan Blast," Cable News Network, http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/20/pakistan.blast/index.html."
"BBC, "Pakistan Hospital Bomb Kills Many," BBC, http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/south_asia/7569786.stm."