Incident Summary:

11/05/2010: On Friday afternoon, in Dara Adam Khel, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, in an attack organized by the Tariq Afridi group for retaliation against the murder of four of their men killed by the Momin Afridi faction, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a mosque during the Friday prayers killing 95 people and wounding 27, as well as tearing the roof off the main hall. Tariq Afridi group, which is part of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Darra Adam Khel

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity
Specific Description A mosque was targeted in the attack.
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
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information The most recent available sources listed the fatalities for this attack from 60 to 95, so the majority casualty figures have been used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database. The available sources listed the injuries for this attack from 27 to 80, and because no majority figures were reported, the lowest proferred casualty figures were used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Tariq Afridi group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 96 Fatalities / 27 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 96
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 27
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Three Militants Killed in Encounter in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa," Daily Times, (November 7, 2010)."
Wang Guanqun, “Death Toll in Mosque Attack Reaches 95 in Pakistan,” Xinhua News Agency, November 6, 2010,