Incident Summary:

12/31/2011: A bomb detonated outside the home of village elder Salamat Khan in Landi Kotal subdivision, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. Two tribesmen were killed and four more were injured, though Salamat Khan was safe. The main gate of the home and a car were damaged in the explosion. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Landi Kotal

Location Details:
A home in Landi Kotal, Khyber district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Village elder
Specific Description Salamat Khan
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The bomb was described as "crude."
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 Salamat Khan, a village elder, was present but safe. A jirga is a council of tribal elders; a hujra is a local drawing room separate from the house.
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 / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bomb kills 2 soldiers in northwest Pakistan: official," Agence France Presse, December 31, 2011.