Incident Summary:

"09/01/2010: On Wednesday evening at about 1900, in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, three back-to-back suicide bombing attacks hit a massive Shiite Muslim procession to mark the anniversary of Hazrat Ali's death, the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad. The suicide attack killed at least 37 people, wounded over 200 and caused an unknown amount of property damage. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility saying "I, Qari Hussain, accept from the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan side the responsibility of the three suicide attacks in Lahore on the Hazrat Ali (Rahmatullah ali hi) day on the Shiite procession on 1st September, 2010," according to an audio statement sent to local media. A second group, Sunni radical group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi also claimed responsibility saying the attack “was made in revenge over the killing of their leaders by Shiites.”"

GTD ID:
201009010003

When:
2010-09-01

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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A Shiite Muslim procession
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 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 40 Fatalities / 200 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 40
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 200
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Mu Xuequan, “Pakistani Taliban Claims Responsibility for Lahore Attacks,” Xinhua News Agency, September 9, 2011, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-09/02/c_13473934.htm
Fang Yang, “Two Blasts Cause Panic in Lahore, Pakistan,” Xinhua News Agency, September 9, 2011, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-09/07/c_13482426.htm.