Incident Summary:

04/05/2009: On Sunday afternoon at 1215, a Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Fidayeen-e-Islam suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device targeting a gathering at the entrance to a Shiite mosque, killing 24 and wounding 140, in Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan.

GTD ID:
200904050002

When:
2009-04-05

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Punjab

City:
Chakwal

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity
Specific Description A Shiite 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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (suspected) Fidayeen-e-Islam No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 25 Fatalities / 140 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 25
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 140
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Jane Perlez, Pir Zubair, “Day Of Suicide Attacks Displays Strength Of Pakistani Taliban,” New York Times, April 6, 2009, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/06/world/asia/06pstan.html?_r=1&ref=world.
Jane’s Intelligence, “Suicide Bomber Kills 24 At Shia Gathering In Pakistan's Chakwal,” Terrorism Watch Report, April 06, 2009.
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Twenty-One Civilians, Three Children Killed, One Hundred and forty Civilians Wounded in Suicide IED Attack in Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 21, 2009."