Incident Summary:

02/12/2016: Assailants threw an explosive device at the Mobina Town Police Station in Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighborhood, Karachi, Sindh province, Pakistan. At least one officer was wounded in the blast. This was one of two similar attacks in Karachi on this date. No group claimed responsibility; however, authorities suspected that the incidents may have been carried out by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Mobina Town Police Station
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Asif Ali Leghari.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (suspected) No
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Cracker blasts at police station, school, college sow fear," Dawn (Pakistan), February 13, 2016.
"Panic erupts after twin grenade attacks in Karachi," The Express Tribune, February 12, 2016.
"Three hand grenade attacks create panic in Karachi," Pakistan Press International, February 11, 2016.