Incident Summary:

03/12/2010: On Friday at afternoon at 1248, in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) targeting an army patrol moving through a bazaar. Two minutes later, at 1250, a second suicide bomber detonated another IED against the same army patrol. In total, the assailants killed 45 and wounded 100. The attack damaged 23 civilian vehicles, 11 shops, three army vehicles, and nearby homes. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (Sunni) and Lashkar i Jhangvi claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
201003120009

When:
2010-03-12

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Punjab

City:
Lahore

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistani Military
Specific Description An army patrol was targeted in the attack.
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
Two improvised explosive devices were 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 most recent available sources listed the fatalities for this attack from 45 to 48, and the injuries for this attack from 100 to 136, so the majority casualty figures have been used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 47 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 47
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Press TV, “Twin Lahore Bombings Kill 45, Wounding Dozens,” http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=120650§ionid=351020401 (March 12, 2010).
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Forty Eight Civilians, Nine Soldiers Killed, One Hundred and Twenty Four Civilians, Twelve Soldiers Wounded in Double Suicide IED Attack in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, July 28, 2010."
Voice of America, “Bombings Strike Lahore Killing More Than 45,” http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Reports-Third-Bomb-hits-Pakistani-City-of-Lahore.html (March 12, 2010).