Incident Summary:

09/10/2008: On Wednesday, in the evening, suspected militants fired small arms and threw hand grenades at a mosque in the Miskene area of Dir, North West Frontier, Pakistan. Twenty five people were killed, 50 were wounded, and damage was done to the mosque in the attack. No group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200809100008

When:
2008-09-10

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North-West Frontier Province

City:
Dir

Location Details:
Miskene area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity
Specific Description A mosque
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
The militants used unknown gun types, and grenades.
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 25 Fatalities / 50 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 25
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 50
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Press Trust of India, "25 Killed, 50 Injured in Pak Mosque Attack," Press Trust of India, September 11th, 2008."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "22 civilians, Three children killed, 47 civilians, Three children wounded in armed attack in Dir, North-West Frontier, Pakistan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, September 10th, 2008."