Incident Summary:

07/09/2010: On Friday morning, in Yakaghund village, Mohmand, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan, two suicide bombers targeted political offices, just seconds after one another resulting in the death of at least 106 and injuring 115. The attackers detonated their explosives near the office of Rasool Khan, a deputy Mohmand administrator, who escaped unharmed. The blast caused a devastating amount of damage to the office building along with shops and houses nearby and electricity and telephone systems near the blast site also collapsed. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
201007090005

When:
2010-07-09

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Mohmand district

Location Details:
At a political office in Yakaghund village, in the Mohmand region of Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Pakistani Government
Specific Description Political offices
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
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 102 to 106, so the majority casualty figures have been used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 106 Fatalities / 115 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 106
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 115
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Press TV, “Pak Blast Death Toll Reaches to 104,” http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=134137§ionid=351020401 (July 10 2010).
South Asia Terrorism Portal, “Twenty-Five Taliban and Three Soldiers Killed in FATA,” http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/detailed_news3.asp?date3=2010%2F7%2F11 (July 11, 2010).
David Batty, “Double Suicide Bombing in Pakistan Kills Over 100,” Guardian, July 10, 2010, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/10/suicide-bombing-102-dead-pakistan.