Incident Summary:

04/20/2014: Assailants attempted to plant an explosive device near a police checkpost in Saifen neighborhood, Peshawar city, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. Authorities intervened and safely defused the explosive device. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


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

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Saifan Checkpost
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device weighing between seven and eight kilograms, containing ball bearings, and planted inside a ghee canister was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Militants' kidnap three relatives of slain ANP leader," Dawn (Pakistan), April 21, 2014.
"Bid foiled to blast check post," Frontier Post, April 21, 2014.
"Pakistan: House of slain ANP leader bombed," The News Online, April 21, 2014.