Incident Summary:

"01/30/2015: A suicide bomber detonated at a Shia mosque in Lakhi Dar area, Shikarpur district, Sindh province, Pakistan. In addition to the bomber, at least 61 people were killed and 46 people were wounded in the blast. Jundallah claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that they had targeted Shias because they were "enemies."

GTD ID:
201501300012

When:
2015-01-30

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sindh

City:
Shikarpur district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Lakhi Dar area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque
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
A 5-7-kilogram explosives-laden jacket containing ball bearings was 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 Claimed Responsibility
Jundallah (Pakistan) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 62 Fatalities / 46 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 62
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 46
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"AFP: Bomb Attack At Pakistani Mosque Kills At Least 15: Officials," AFP (World Service), January 30, 2015."
"Explosion Kills Dozens at Shiite Mosque in Pakistan," New York Times, January 31, 2015."
"Pakistan: Sehwan attack's chief suspect involved in several other Sindh attacks," The Nation Online, February 20, 2017."