Incident Summary:

10/09/2009: On Friday morning, a suicide car bomb exploded near a crowded bazaar in the city of Peshawar, North West Fontier Province, Pakistan, killing 42 people, wounding more than 100, and damaging two buses, 60 shops, 20 vehicles, and a bus stop. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200910090013

When:
2009-10-09

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North-West Frontier Province

City:
Peshawar

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 The target of the attack was a market and civilians.
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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 Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 42 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 42
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Agence France Presse, "'Powerful' Explosion in Shopping Area in Pakistan's Peshawar City," World News Connection, Agence France Presse, October 09, 2009."
"Agence France Presse, "At Least 10 Killed, 40 Injured in Car Bomb Blast in Pakistan's Peshawar City," World News Connection, Agence France Presse, October 9, 2009."
"Agence France Presse, "FARC Incursion Leaves Two Dead, Two Abducted," World News Connection, Agence France Presse, October 9, 2009."