Incident Summary:

11/13/2015: Assailants threw a grenade at a water pumping station that was also used as a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) office in Lyari neighborhood, Karachi city, Sindh province, Pakistan. At least seven people were wounded in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Baba Ladla Gang and the Uzair Baloch Gang.

GTD ID:
201511130053

When:
2015-11-13

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sindh

City:
Karachi

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Lyari neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Pakistan People's Party (PPP)
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 Grenade
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
Additional Information The victims included Rafiq, Ayub, Tahir, Aslam, Qurban, and Ibrahim. 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
Baba Ladla Gang No
Uzair Baloch Gang No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Seven hurt in grenade attack as gangsters target PPP in Lyari," DAWN Group, November 14, 2015.
"Seven people hurt in grenade attack in Lyari," The Express Tribune, November 13, 2015.
"Seven people hurt in grenade attack in Karachi," South Asian Terrorism Portal, November 14, 2015.