Incident Summary:

07/24/2013: Assailants attacked the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency in Sukkur town, Sindh province, Pakistan. The attack involved suicide bombers who detonated an explosives-laden car, as well as other explosive devices. The assailants also engaged authorities in an exchange of gunfire. At least seven people were killed and at least 38 others were injured in the attack. Ahmed Marwat, spokesperson for the Jundullah faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack was in retaliation for the recent killing of Waliur Rehman, a fellow TTP operative, and also for drone strikes in the region.

GTD ID:
201307240003

When:
2013-07-24

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sindh

City:
Sukkur

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)
Specific Description Office
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 Vehicle
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 lowest estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jundallah (Pakistan) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 38 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 5
Total Number of Injured 38
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"TTP Jundullah claims Sukkur blasts responsibility," Dunya News, July 25, 2013."
"Death toll rises to 9 after Pakistan ISI attack," AFP (World Service), July 25, 2013."
"Bombers target Pakistan ISI office, 7 dead," AFP (World Service), July 24, 2013."