Incident Summary:

02/03/2015: Seven assailants threw grenades at an area housing a number of private schools in Block 7 area, Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighborhood, Karachi city, Sindh province, Pakistan. There were no reported casualties or damages. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the incident in a note left at the scene and asserted that the assailants carried out the attack in retaliation for the hanging of two Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terror convicts.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Block 7 area of the Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighborhood in the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Private Schools
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Weapon Details
Grenades were 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-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 7
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Bombs in northwest Pakistan target police, kill 6 officers," The Associated Press, February 3, 2015.
"BREAKING: Karachi school under grenade attack by unknown assailants," International Business Times UK, February 3, 2015.
"Grenade attack on school in Karachi, no injuries," DAWN Group, February 3, 2015.