Incident Summary:

11/21/2013: A teenage suicide bomber detonated in a Customs House in Torkham town, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. The bomber was killed and 26 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201311210023

When:
2013-11-21

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Torkham

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Pakistan Customs Service
Specific Description Personnel
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
An explosive vest and a grenade (which failed to detonate) were 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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 26
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"[#xfeff]Suicide bomber injures 26 in Landikotal," The Frontier Post, November 23, 2013."
"Bomb kills three in southwest Pakistan," Agence France Presse -- English, November 21, 2013."
"26 hurt in Torkham suicide attack," Dawn (Pakistan), November 22, 2013."