Incident Summary:

11/21/2008: On Friday morning at 1100, a remote-controlled bomb exploded at a funeral procession of a Shia cleric in Dera Ismail Khan in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan. Ten people were killed and approximately 40 were wounded in the blast which took place on Bannu Road at the procession was headed for the Kotli Imam Graveyard. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

North-West Frontier Province

Dera Ismail Khan

Location Details:
The bomb exploded on Bannu Road near the Kotli Imam Graveyard 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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A Shia funeral procession
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 Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled bomb 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 fatalities for this attack from eight to ten, and the injuries for this attack from 23 to 40, 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 10 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Associated Press of Pakistan, "Eight Killed, 23 Injured In DI Khan's Funeral Explosion," Associated Press of Pakistan, November 21, 2008."
"South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Ten Persons Killed in Bomb Blast at Funeral Procession of Slain Shia Cleric in NWFP," South Asia Terrorism Portal,"
"BBC Monitoring, "BBC Monitoring: Counterterrorism Digest 20-21 Nov 08," BBC Monitoring, November 21, 2008."