Incident Summary:

09/15/2011: On Thursday, in the Jandol area of lower Dir district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, 45 people were killed and 65 were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up targeting a funeral procession for pro-government elder Malik Sultan. The attack struck nearly 200 mourners. The blast caused an unknown amount of property damage and no group has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201109150013

When:
2011-09-15

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

City:
Mayar Jandool

Location Details:
The bombing occurred in the Jandol area of Lower Dir district, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 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 Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A suicide 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 Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 46 Fatalities / 65 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 46
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 65
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Press TV, "Bomb Attack Kills 35 in NW Pakistan," http://www.presstv.ir/detail/199323.html, (September 15, 2011)."
"CNN, "Twenty Six Killed When Suicide Bomber Attacks Mourners in Pakistan," CNN, September 15, 2011, http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/09/15/pakistan.attack/index.html."
"Reuters, "Death Toll in Lower Dir suicide Attack at the Funeral Rises to 45," Reuters, September 17, 2011, http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/detailed_news3.asp?date3=2011%2F9%2F17&image2.x=8&image2.y=3#3."