Incident Summary:

05/12/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside the private residence of Mushtaq Sukhera in Quetta city, Balochistan province, Pakistan. Sukhera, Inspector General of the Balochistan Police, was not harmed in the blast; however, in addition to the bomber, at least ten other people were killed and another 76 were injured. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the incident as did the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), who stated that the attack was a joint effort between them and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Inspector General: Mushtaq Sukhera
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A suicide car bomb containing 1500-2000 kg of explosives was 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent estimates are reported here. Investigators attribute the attack to an operation jointly planned by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 76 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 76
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suicide bomb kills six in southwest Pakistan: officials," Agence France Presse -- English, May 12, 2013.
"Uzbek bomber conducted Quetta suicide attack," Plus News Pakistan, May 16, 2013.
"Attack on IGP: Quetta blast death toll rises to 8," The Express Tribune, May 14, 2013.