Incident Summary:

04/25/2014: An explosives-laden rickshaw, targeting a vehicle carrying Shia worshipers, detonated in Delhi Colony, Karachi city, Sindh province, Pakistan. Four people were killed and 30 others were wounded in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Delhi Colony of Karachi, Sindh.

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 Worshipers
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device weighing ten to thirteen kilograms and containing hundreds of nuts and bolts was placed in a rickshaw 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
Additional Information 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-Jhangvi No
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan: Police clueless about attackers behind Delhi Colony blast," Right Vision News, April 28, 2014.
"Pakistan: Six killed, 30 hurt in Karachi blast," The News Online, April 26, 2014.
"Pakistan: 4 killed in Karachi's Delhi Colony blast," The Nation Online, April 25, 2014.