Incident Summary:

07/01/2010: On Thursday evening, at the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, three suicide bombers struck at the gate of the sprawling and in the basement where people were washing for prayer, causing an unreported amount of damage. The explosives were believed to have been packed with ball-bearings. Forty one civilians were killed, and another 175 wounded in the bombings. No group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
201007010023

When:
2010-07-01

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Punjab

City:
Lahore

Location Details:
At the popular Data Darbar shrine in Lahore.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Data Darbar Shrine
Specific Description The Data Darbar shrine was targeted in the bombing.
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Three suicide vests believed to be packed with ball-bearings 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 35 to 41, and the injuries for this attack from 122 to 175, so the majority casualty figures have been used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 44 Fatalities / 175 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 44
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 175
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"BBC Monitoring South Asia, "Deadly Blasts Hit Sufi Shrine in Lahore," BBC Monitoring South Asia, July 1, 2010, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10483453.stm."
"Mubashir Bukhari, "At Least 41 Dead in Suicide Bombings in Pakistan," Reuters, July 1, 2010, http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SGE6600KY.htm."
"Business Recorder, "Killings at Lahore Shrine," LexisNexis Academic, Business Recorder, July 3, 2010."