Incident Summary:

10/23/2015: A suicide bomber detonated near a 9th Muharram Procession in Jacobabad city, Sindh province, Pakistan. In addition to the bomber, at least 27 people were killed and 19 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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description 9th Muharram Procession
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)
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 Ayesha Lashari. 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: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 28 Fatalities / 19 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 28
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 19
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Sunni Extremists Claim Pakistan Attack On Shiites: Official," AFP (World Service), October 24, 2015.
"AFP: Death Toll From Pakistan Shiites Blast Rises To 24: Minister," AFP (World Service), October 24, 2015.
"Suicide bomber kills 16 at procession for Shi'ite holiday in Pakistan," Reuters, October 23, 2015.