Incident Summary:

10/15/2014: A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a jirga of the Touheed-ul-Islam (TuI) peace militia in Pir Mela area, Tirah valley, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. In addition to the bomber, seven people were killed and 15 wounded in the blast; the victims included Aman Lashkar members and civilians. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan), who denied involvement.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Pir Mela area of the Tirah valley

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Touheed-ul-Islam (TuI)
Specific Description Jirga
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bomber kills 7 in attack on pro-govt militia," The Nation (AsiaNet), October 16, 2014.
"Pakistan: Suicide attack on Amn Lashkar in Khyber kills seven," The News Online, October 16, 2014.
"Highlights: Pakistan Media 16 October 2014," OSC Summary, October 16, 2014.