Incident Summary:

"05/13/2011: On Friday morning around 0555, in Shabqadar, Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, two suicide bombers on motorbikes with explosive vests attacked a training center for the Frontier Constabulary (FC). Eighty people, including 65 police recruits, were killed and at least 140 were injured. Twelve vehicles and approximately 20 shops were destroyed. Reportedly, the first bomber detonated his explosive vest near the main gate of the roadside FC training center. Eight minutes later, the second bomber detonated as security personnel were removing the dead and injured from the scene. Ehsanullah Ehsan, a Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack by telephone from an undisclosed location, saying that "This was the first revenge for Osama's martyrdom. Wait for bigger attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan,"."

GTD ID:
201105130007

When:
2011-05-13

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

City:
Shabqadar

Location Details:
At a training center for the Frontier Constabulary (FC) in Shabqadar, Charsadda.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Frontier Constabulary (FC)
Specific Description Training Center
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
Two suicide vests and two motorcycles 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 "Ehsanullah Ehsan, a Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack by telephone from an undisclosed location, saying that ""This was the first revenge for Osama's martyrdom. Wait for bigger attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan,""."
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 82 Fatalities / 140 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 82
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 140
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Press TV, "Bus Blast Kills Seven in Pakistan," http://www.presstv.ir/detail/179944.html (May 15, 2011)."
"Agence France Presse, "Taliban Claims Attack on Pakistan Paramilitary Center Revenge for Bin Laden,” World News Connection, Agence France Presse, May 13, 2011."
Zhang Xiang, “Pakistani Taliban Claim Responsibility of Twin Attacks,” Xinhua News Agency, May 13, 2011, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-05/13/c_13873327.htm.