Incident Summary:

03/01/2014: An explosive device detonated near a polio team in Jamrud, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. This was one of two explosions targeting the polio team on this date; the second blast targeted first responders arriving at the scene of this first attack. Twelve Khyber Khassadar Force members, who were providing security for the team, were killed and 10 other people were injured across both attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, authorities attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan).

GTD ID:
201403010001

When:
2014-03-01

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

City:
Jamrud

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Lashora area of Jamrud.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Khassadars
Specific Description Security Escort
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Polio Team
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/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Two remote-controlled roadside bombs were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents 201403010001 and 201403010002. 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
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three bomb blasts targeting Pakistan polio team kill 12," Agence France Presse -- English, March 1, 2014.
"AFP: Three Bomb Blasts Targeting Pakistan Polio Team Kill 12," AFP (World Service), March 1, 2014.
"Militant ambush kills 12 of polio workers escort in Pakistan," Reuters, March 1, 2014.