Incident Summary:

01/10/2013: An explosive device detonated in the basement of the Tablighi Jamaat Center in Mingora city, Swat district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The blast occurred during evening prayers; at least 31 people were killed and another 70 were injured in the blast. In addition, the building was damaged. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201301100004

When:
2013-01-10

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

City:
Near Mingora

Location Details:
Along Takhtaband Road, Swat District

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Tablighi Jamaat
Specific Description Meeting
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device assumed to contain shrapnel and ball bearings was used in the attack.
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
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 31 Fatalities / 70 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 31
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 70
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Fears for Pakistan as blasts kill 125," Agence France Presse -- English, January 11, 2013."
"Pakistan: 40 arrested over Mingora blast," Right Vision News, January 13, 2013."
"22 die in Swat Tableeghi centre blast," The Dawn, January 11, 2013."