Incident Summary:

11/02/2014: A suicide bomber detonated near a flag-lowering ceremony outside of a restaurant in Wagah village, Punjab province, Pakistan. In addition to the bomber, at least 61 people were killed and 110 others were injured in the blast. Jundallah, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the incident. TTP stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for military operations in North Waziristan as well as for the deaths of members imprisoned in Pakistan. The group also stated that the attack was in response to a United States (US) drone strike that killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the former TTP leader, in 2013.

GTD ID:
201411020006

When:
2014-11-02

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Punjab

City:
Wagah

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 Civilians
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Five kilograms of explosives packed into a suicide vest with ball bearings was used in the attack. In addition, approximately 10-15 kilograms of additional explosives outside of the vest were 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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Jundallah (Pakistan) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Mahar Mehsud group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 62 Fatalities / 110 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 62
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 110
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Wagah border suicide bombing: What Pakistan should learn from it," Oneindia, November 4, 2014."
"Wagah Suicide Attack Toll 61," Kashmir Observer, November 4, 2014."
"Taliban factions claim Pakistan suicide-bomb attack," Melbourne Age, November 3, 2014."