Incident Summary:

02/12/2016: Assailants threw an explosive device at the All Pakistan Women's Association (APWA) Government College in Karimabad neighborhood, Karachi, Sindh province, Pakistan. There were no reported casualties 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 Karimabad area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity All Pakistan Women's Association (APWA) Government College
Specific Description College
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 Saqina and Usama.
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
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 grenade attacks in Karachi, two children injured," SAMAA TV, February 12, 2016.