Incident Summary:

12/31/2011: Two children were killed and thirteen civilians (including ten children and three tribal landlords) were wounded when a bomb went off during a tribal council meeting deciding the ownership of a bus stop. The explosion occurred at 12:30 a.m. at a compound belonging to tribal elder Malik Rasool Khan. No claim of responsibility was reported.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Near Landi Kotal

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 Civilians
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 Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
Remote-controlled bomb
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 13 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 13
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan: Blast in Khyber Agency kills two, injured 13,", December 31, 2011.
Iftikhar Firdous, "Militancy in Khyber Agency: Two children killed, 13 injured in blast," International Herald Tribune, January 1, 2012.
"Two kids killed in Pakistan blast," Indo-Asian News Service, December 31, 2011.