Incident Summary:

10/17/2016: Assailants threw a grenade at the Dar-e-Abbas Imambargah in Liaquatabad neighborhood, Karachi, Pakistan. At least 1 person was killed and 20 others were injured in the blast. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also attributed the incident to Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ-Pakistan).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the FC Area of Liaquatabad.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Dar-e-Abbas Imambargah
Specific Description Imambargah
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 Grenade
Weapon Details
A hand grenade 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 Faraz Hussain 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
Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ-Pakistan) No
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan: Two mourners injured in sectarian attack in Karachi," The News Online, October 19, 2016.
"Boy killed, 20 injured in grenade attack on Imambargah," Business Recorder, October 18, 2016.
"Bomb attack near Shiite mosque kills 1 in southern Pakistan; Bomb attack near Shiite mosque kills 1 in southern Pakistan," The Canadian Press, October 17, 2016.