Incident Summary:

01/21/2014: A suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden vehicle into a bus carrying Shia pilgrims in Mastung district, Balochistan province, Pakistan. At least 29 people, besides the assailant, were killed and at least 31 others were injured as a result of the blast. Both Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for this attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Mastung district

Location Details:
Incident occurred in Dareen Garh area

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
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
A suicide car bomber 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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 30 Fatalities / 31 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 30
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
"Bus bombing kills 24 Shiites in southwest Pakistan," Agence France Presse -- English, January 21, 2014.
"168 killed, 401 injured in 42 bomb attacks across country in January," The Nation Pakistan, February 3, 2014.
"Mastung blast: Death toll mounts to 24, LEJ claims responsibility," Daily The Pak Banker, January 22, 2014.