Incident Summary:

09/26/2016: An explosive device detonated near a Pakistani Police patrol vehicle providing protection to National Task Force for Polio Eradication workers in Sro Kali, Charsadda district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. At least 9 people, including police officers and civilians, were injured in the blast. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Sro Kali

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Shabqadar in Charsadda district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity National Task Force for Polio Eradication
Specific Description Polio Vaccination Workers
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Patrol Vehicle
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
Weapon Details
An eight-kilogram remote-controlled roadside bomb planted in a pressure cooker was used in the attack.
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 The victims included Station House Officer Wilayat Khan, Head Constables Ayayaz Khan, Mohammad Fawad, and Constables Zakir Ali, Shah Faqir, and Asif Khan. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan Report: Several Killed, Personnel Injured in Attack on Police Mobile in Charsadda," BBC Online, September 26, 2016.
"Six cops among 11 injured in Charsadda blast," Dawn (Pakistan), September 27, 2016.
"Pakistan: Anti-polio campaign: Roadside explosion in Charsadda injures nine," The Express Tribune Online, September 27, 2016.