Incident Summary:

01/01/2014: A suicide bomber crashed an explosives-laden vehicle into a bus in Akhtarabad area, Quetta city, Balochistan province, Pakistan. The bus was transporting Shia pilgrims from Iran to their homes. In addition to the assailant, at least two people were killed and 31 others were injured in the blast. Jaish-e-Islam claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the incident was carried out in revenge for an attack that occurred in Rawalpindi and for an incident in which the Quran was desecrated in Quetta.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Akhtarabad neighborhood of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Shia Pilgrims
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
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 majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish-e-Islam Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 31 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 31
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two dead, 31 injured in bus bombing in Pakistan," Qatar Peninsula, January 2, 2014."
"Pakistan car bombing kills Shia pilgrims," Al Jazeera, January 1, 2014."
"Suicide blast hits pilgrims' bus," Dawn (Pakistan), January 2, 2014."