Incident Summary:

11/15/2013: Assailants opened fire on a Shia procession near a mosque in Rawalpindi city, Punjab province, Pakistan. Eight people were killed and at least 31 others were wounded in the attack. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201311150040

When:
2013-11-15

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Punjab

City:
Rawalpindi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Shiite Procession
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 8
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 31 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 31
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Shiites beat 7 Sunnis to death in Pakistan," Las Vegas Sun, November 22, 2013."
"Eight killed in Pakistan in attack on Shi'ite procession," Reuters, November 15, 2013."
"Pakistan: TTP militants confess to carrying out Raja Bazaar attack disguised as Shias," The Express Tribune Online, August 21, 2017."