Incident Summary:

10/22/2015: A suicide bomber detonated at the Imambargah Kazmia Chilgiri in Chalgari town, Balochistan province, Pakistan. In addition to the bomber, at least 12 people were killed and 12 others were injured in the blast. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Imambargah Kazmia Chilgiri
Specific Description Imambargah
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 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 Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent 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 13 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"AFP: Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 10 At Shiite Mosque In SW Pakistan: Officials," AFP (World Service), October 22, 2015.
"LeJ claims responsibility for Bagh Imambargah attack," The Express Tribune, October 23, 2015.
"Death toll Shia shrine blast rises to 12," Times of India, October 23, 2015.