Incident Summary:

08/19/2011: On Friday afternoon around 1400, in the Ghundi area in Jamrud, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, a teenage suicide bomber detonated himself targeting worshippers gathering at a mosque for prayers, killing over 50 people and injuring about 100 others. According to an official, the bomber blew himself up in the courtyard of the mosque, using eight to 10 kilograms of explosive material. The roof of the mosque collapsed and buried many people under the rubble. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Mohammad Talha claimed that the attack was a reprisal attack for the villagers’ resistance movement earlier in the week in which two Taliban fighters were killed and three hideouts were destroyed.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Location Details:
Near a mosque in the Ghundai area in Jamrud, Khyber, Pakistan.

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 Civilians
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) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Tariq Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 57 Fatalities / 123 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 57
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 123
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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