Incident Summary:

01/19/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden motorcycle at a Khassadars checkpoint in Jamrud, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. In addition to the bomber, at least 11 people were killed and 31 others were injured in the blast; the victims included soldiers, journalists, and civilians. Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) and the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) separately claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Journalist
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Khassadars
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden motorcycle 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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 31 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 31
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"UPDATE1: Suicide bomber kills 10, injures 20 in northwest Pakistan," Japan Economic Newswire, January 19, 2016.
"Taliban bomber kills 11 near Peshawar market," The Nation Pakistan, January 20, 2016.
"Afghanistan: 11 People Killed in Pakistan Blast," TOLOnews Online, January 20, 2016.