Incident Summary:

07/17/2010: On Saturday afternoon at about 1610, in Begum Kot, Shahdara, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, a bomb blast took place at an internet café, injuring four people. This was one of two bombs occurring at the same time in separate areas of Lahore. The two blasts were of low intensity, each bomb carried an estimated 1.5 kilograms of explosives. The entire café was damaged. Prior to the blasts, all the local TV stations had reportedly received warnings from unknown people about the possible bomb attacks in the city. Shortly after the two blasts, Tehrik-e-Tuhafaz Pakistan, a new group which has never been heard before, claimed the responsibility for the two attacks.

GTD ID:
201007170012

When:
2010-07-17

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Punjab

City:
Lahore

Location Details:
In the Begum Kot area of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description An internet cafe
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-e-Tuhafaz (Pakistan) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Press TV, “Twin Bomb Explosions Rock Lahore,” http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=135189§ionid=351020401(July 17, 2010).
Deng Shasha, “Eight Injured in Saturday's Twin Blasts in Lahore, Pakistan,” Xinhua News Agency, July 17, 2010, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-07/17/c_13402415.htm.
Daily Times, “Six Injured by Low-Intensity Blasts at Internet Cafes,” LexisNexis Academic, Hindustan Times, July 18, 2010.