Incident Summary:

12/13/2015: An explosive device detonated at Eidgah Market in Parachinar city, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. At least 22 people were killed and 70 others were injured in the blast. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in response to Shia involvement in the Syrian war. Ansar Al-Mujahideen (Pakistan) also claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201512130006

When:
2015-12-13

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Parachinar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Eidgah Market
Specific Description Clothes Market
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/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
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 Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar Al-Mujahideen (Pakistan) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 22 Fatalities / 70 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 22
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 70
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Sunni Militants Claim Deadly Attack at Market in Pakistan," New York Times, December 13, 2015.
"Blast in Parachinar vegetable market kills 13," DAWN Group, January 21, 2017.
"Showing solidarity: Governor meets Parachinar blast victims," The Express Tribune, December 16, 2015.