Incident Summary:

10/03/2013: A suicide bomber detonated at the militia compound of Nabi Hanfi in Hangu district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. Following the blast, assailants also opened fire on the compound. In addition to the bomber, at least 17 people were killed and 22 others were injured in the attack. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that groups that failed to support their ideology and fought against the TTP would be targeted.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Hangu district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Compound of Militia Leader: Nabi Hanfi
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Weapon Details
Three suicide bombers and an explosives- laden vehicle containing 600kg 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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here. There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The leader of the compound, Nabi Hanafi, was a former Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) member, but left the organization and began working in support of the government.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 18 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistani Taliban attack on enemy commander's compound kills 17," CNN, October 3, 2013."
"Deadly Taliban attack on rival Pakistan group," Al Jazeera, October 3, 2013."
"Pakistan: Terror strikes Orakzai: Huge blast at militia compound kills 15," Right Vision News, October 5, 2013."