Incident Summary:

07/23/2011: On Saturday, at a hotel in Faisalabad, Punjab, India, a low intensity explosive device went off during a fashion show. No casualties were reported and the extent of damage was unknown. No group claimed responsibility although members of Islami Jama’at Talaba (IJT), the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami-India (JeI), were suspected. Before the show, some activists of IJT and Jel organized a protest demanding to stop the show.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The explosive went off during a fashion show at a hotel in Faisalabad District, Punjab, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Target was a hotel.
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives were used in the attack. The intensity of explosives was low.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Jamaat-E-Islami (India/Pakistan) (suspected) Islami Jama'at Talaba No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Indian Express, "Low Intensity Explosive Device Explodes in Punjab," Indian Express, July 25, 2011,
Press Trust of India, "Blast in Pak Hotel During Fashion Show," Press Trust of India, July 24, 2011.