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’s Intelligence, “Suicide Bomber Kills 24 At Shia Gathering In Pakistan's Chakwal,” Terrorism Watch Report, April 06, 2009.
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.
"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."