Incident Summary:

09/01/2015: A suicide bomber detonated at a government office in Jamrud, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan, In addition to the bomber, at least 6 people were killed and 31 others were injured in the blast. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) separately claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201509010018

When:
2015-09-01

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

City:
Jamrud

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Jamrud
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest 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 The victims included Imran Afirid, Zair Akbar and Rahat Shair. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 31 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 31
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"AFP: Suicide Bomber Kills Six In NW Pakistan: Officials," AFP (World Service), September 1, 2015.
"Suicide Bomber in Pakistan Attacks Government Office, Killing 4," New York Times, September 1, 2015.
"Pakistan: At least six killed, 56 injured in Khyber suicide attack," Dawn Online, September 1, 2015.