Incident Summary:

05/18/2012: Assailants shot at and set fire to a bus in Green Town neighborhood, Lahore city, Punjab province, Pakistan. This was one of two buses that were torched in this city on this day. The bus, which was completely destroyed, belonged to a South Korean transportation company. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, authorities suspected Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Green Town

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus
Nationality of Target South Korea
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two buses damaged in arson attacks," Plus News Pakistan, May 19, 2012.
"Gunmen torch 2 buses in Lahore, IJT suspected," The Express Tribune, May 18, 2012.