Incident Summary:

01/01/2010: On Friday, unidentified militants detonated a suicide black double-cabin pick-up vehicle car bomb packed with about 250 kilograms of high explosives in the middle of a field, which was targeting a crowd watching a volleyball match in Shah Hasan Khan in Lakki Marwat of Bannu, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan. The bomber drove up into a crowd of spectators watching the volleyball match and detonated his explosives. A second vehicle possibly carrying a bomb fled to an unknown location. Ninety-nine civilians were killed and 87 others were wounded. Six children and five paramilitary soldiers were among those killed in the attack. More than 20 houses in the village were also destroyed by the blast. A nearby mosque was also damaged and some people inside were killed, four paramilitary soldiers were among the dead. No group claimed responsibility, however security forces claim the attack was carried out by pro-Taliban militants. Police have reportedly arrested 41 suspects and are interrogating them.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

North-West Frontier Province

Shah Hassan Khel

Location Details:
Lakki Marwat, Bannu.

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 Civilians watching a volleyball match
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A vehicle borne 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
Additional Information The value of -99 was chosen for the perpetrator details beause it is unclear how many perpetrators were involved in the attack. The most recent available sources listed the fatalities for this attack from 88 to 93 to 99, and the injuries for this attack from 37 to 60
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 41
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 100 Fatalities / 87 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 100
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 87
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Press TV, “Death Toll Hits 99 at Volleyball Bombing,”§ionid=351020401 (January 3, 2010).
Lehaz Ali, Agence France Presse, “Death Toll From Pakistan Suicide Attack on Volleyball Game Rises To 88,” World News Connection, Agence France Presse, January 2, 2010.
"The Guardian, "Pakistan Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens at Volleyball," (January 1, 2010)."