Incident Summary:

12/30/2011: A remotely triggered explosive detonated outside of a market in the village of Salarzai in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. The explosion killed a pro-government militia member and a civilian. At least three people were also wounded in the blast. No claim of responsibility was reported, but a suspect was arrested soon after the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas


Location Details:
The town is in the Bajur Tribal Area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description At least 4 civilians
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Local militia
Specific Description Local militia member
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
Remotely triggered explosive device
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
Additional Information Number of wounded ranges from 3 to 4
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Anwarullah Khan, "Bomb kills 2 people in northwest Pakistan," Associated Press, December 30, 2011.
"Blast in Bajaur leaves two dead,", December 20, 2011.