Incident Summary:

"11/11/2010: On Thursday, in Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan, militants fire upon then set off a car bomb targeting the Crime Investigation Department, 15 people were killed and more than 100 people were injured. The police building was completely destroyed and a three meter-wide crater was left on the street. The blast also severely damaged dozens of vehicles and the shock wave released by the blast shattered windowpanes. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Azam Tariq claimed responsibility for the attack stating "We accept responsibility for this attack. They used to arrest and torture our comrades here. We will target everyone who does this in the same way."




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Islamabad Capital Territory


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Islamabad Law Enforcement
Specific Description A police station 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 Vehicle
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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 available sources listed the fatalities for this attack from 15 to 19, and the injuries for this attack from 100 to 130, 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 Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 15 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Press TV, "Blast Hits Pakistani Police Compound," (November 11, 2010)."
"Press TV, "Militants Take Blame for Karachi Blast," (November 11, 2010)."
"Voice of America, "Pakistan Bomb Blast Kills 15 in Karachi," (November 11, 2010)."