Incident Summary:

02/17/2012: A suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated in Kurmi Bazaar in Parachinar city, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan. At least 40 people were killed in the blast and another 64 injured; in addition, several shops were damaged. Tehrik-e-Taliban Islami (TTI) claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack was targeting Shia community members for their anti-TTI activities.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas


Location Details:
Attack occurred in Kurmi Bazaar in Parachinar, Kurram Tribal Region, Federally Administered Tribal Regions, Pakistan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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
Additional Information There is conflicting information regarding the total number of fatalities and injuries in this attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-e-Taliban Islami (TTI) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 40 Fatalities / 64 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 40
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 64
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"FACTBOX-Security developments in Pakistan, Feb 18," Reuters News, February 18, 2012."
"FACTBOX-Security developments in Pakistan, Feb 19," Reuters News, February 19, 2012."