Incident Summary:

11/30/2011: A timed explosive device hidden in a tribal leader's vehicle detonated in Hangu city, Orakzai Agency, Pakistan. The device exploded while Hashim Khan, the chief of Union Council Darband Peace Committee, was traveling through the city with his driver and his guard; Khan was killed while the other two were seriously injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident and specific motive is unknown; however, Khan was responsible for leading a resistance against the Taliban.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Location Details:
Near the fuel pump in the mid-city area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilian
Specific Description Hashim Khan, a tribal elder and chief of Union Council Darband Peace Committee
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
A time fuse explosive device hidden in a vehicle
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 Claimed Responsibility
Taliban (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Saboor Khattak, "Police: Anti-Taliban leader killed in car bomb attack," CNN, November 30, 2011.
"Peace committee chief killed in Hangu blast," Plus News Pakistan, November 30, 2011.