Incident Summary:

09/13/2016: A suicide bomber detonated at a Shia mosque in Khanpur subdistrict, Sindh, Pakistan. A second assailant was arrested at the scene. In addition to the bomber, at least one police officer was killed and two others were injured in the blast. This was one of two coordinated suicide bombings in Khanpur on the same day. The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attacks. Sources also attributed the incidents to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred near Shikarpur.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Two explosives-laden vests were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 Officer Nazar Muhammad. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi No
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan: Sehwan attack's chief suspect involved in several other Sindh attacks," The Nation Online, February 20, 2017.
"Pakistan: LJ Militants Confess They Killed Singer for Participation in Shias Gatherings," Dawn Online, November 12, 2016.
"Policeman injured in Shikarpur attack loses battle with life," The Messenger, September 17, 2016.