Incident Summary:

04/05/2010: On Monday, in the Lower Dir District of North West Frontier Province, Pakistan, at least 45 persons were killed and over 100 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a public meeting of the Awami National Party at the Timergara Rest House. The rally was in final movements when the bomber, a young boy, detonated his explosives. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201004050008

When:
2010-04-05

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

City:
Timergara

Location Details:
Lower Dir district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Awami National Party
Specific Description People at the Awami National Party meeting
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
A suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device attached to his jacket.
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 46 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 46
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
"Griff Witte, "U.S. Consulate Attacked in Pakistan, Taliban Claims Responsibility," Washington Post, April 5, 2010, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/05/AR2010040500668_2.html?hpid=topnews&sid=ST2010040501618."
"South Asia Terrorism Portal,"Forty Five Persons Killed and One Hundred Others Injured in Suicide Bomb Blast in NWFP," http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/detailed_news3.asp?date3=2010%2F4%2F06#top ( April 06, 2010)."
"Press TV, "Deadly Explosions Rattle Pakistan," http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=122481§ionid=351020401 (April 05, 2010)."