Incident Summary:

12/01/2015: Assailants threw a grenade at a Din News office in Gulberg neighborhood, Lahore city, Punjab province, Pakistan. At least four people, including two Pakistani Police officers, were injured in the blast. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi separately claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Gulberg area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Din News
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Officers: Ejaz, Nazir
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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 Ejaz, Nazir and Abbas. Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"'LJ men involved in attacks on media houses held'," Dawn (Pakistan), January 13, 2016.
"2 cops, media worker hurt in cracker blast," Right Vision News, December 2, 2015.
"Pakistan: 4 injured in cracker blast outside Din New s office," The Nation Online, December 1, 2015.