Incident Summary:

01/09/2014: A suicide bomber ran his explosives-laden van into the vehicle carrying Karachi Crime Investigation Department Superintendent of Police, Chaudhry Aslam in Issa Nagri area, Karachi city, Sindh province, Pakistan. In addition to the bomber, four police officers, including Aslam, were killed and 11 were injured. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack was in revenge for a raid conducted by police on TTP members. Al-Qa'ida in the Indian Subcontinent also claimed responsibility; however, police attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Incident occurred in the Issa Nagri area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
Specific Description Superintendent of Police: Chief Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
A 100 kilogram bomb placed in a Suzuki pickup truck 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) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi No
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 11 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 11
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan: Late SP Aslam Chaudhry's driver affiliated with LEJ," Pakistan Today Online, March 8, 2017.
"Ch Aslam's murder suspect nabbed," The Express Tribune, March 28, 2014.
"SP Aslam attack case declared solved," DAWN Group, January 30, 2014.