Incident Summary:

02/18/2013: Two suicide bombers dressed as police officers attacked a meeting of officials at a government office in Peshawar city, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. The assailants engaged in gunfire with security personnel for 20 minutes before detonating. At least seven security personal and civilians were killed and six other people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan).

GTD ID:
201302180001

When:
2013-02-18

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

City:
Peshawar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Pakistan
Specific Description Office of Representative in Khyber: Mutahir Zeb
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/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Police uniforms and approximately 8kg of explosive material were used in the attack.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"MILITANTS ATTACK KHYBER OFFICE IN PAKISTAN," The New York Times Abstracts, February 19, 2013.
"AFP: Suicide Bombers Kill 5 at Pakistan Political Office," AFP (World Service), February 18, 2013.
"Deadly attack reported in Pakistan's Peshawar," Al Jazeera, February 18, 2013.