Incident Summary:

03/21/2013: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated at an Afghan refugee camp near a World Food Programme food distribution point in Jalozai area, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. At least 17 people were killed and 30 others were injured in the blast. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources speculate that Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) was involved.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Near Jalozai

Location Details:
In Nowshera District

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Jalozai Refugee Camp
Specific Description Afghan Refugees
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A car bomb containing 35 kilograms of explosive material and detonated by a timer 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 17 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 17
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Deadly bomb at Pakistan refugee camp," BBC, March 21, 2013.
"Heightening security fears: Terror strikes Jalozai refugee camp," The Express Tribune, March 22, 2013.
"Pakistan: Car bomb kills 17 in Jalozai camp," Dawn Online, March 22, 2013.