Incident Summary:

07/17/2015: A suicide bomber detonated targeting Shia civilians at the security entrance gate to Railway Colony neighborhood along Brewery Road in Quetta City, Balochistan province, Pakistan. In addition to the bomber, at least one person was killed and four people were injured in the blast. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on Brewery road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Sardar Buhadar University For Women
Specific Description University
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden jacket 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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"AFP: Suicide Bomber Kills Guard In Southwest Pakistan Before Eid: Police," AFP (World Service), July 17, 2015.
"Pakistan: Suicide attack in Quetta kills two," The Nation Online, July 18, 2015.
"2 killed, 4 injured in suicide blast in SW Pakistan," Xinhua News Agency, July 18, 2015.