Incident Summary:

12/12/2016: An explosive device detonated outside the Abakhel School in Abakhel, Spin Wam subdistrict, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. At least one person was killed and three others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas


Location Details:
The incident occurred near Spin Wam

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Abakhel School
Specific Description School
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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 Rahma, Qaiser, Rizwana, and Bushra.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Child Killed, Three Wounded In Pakistan School Bombing," Radio Free Europe, December 12, 2016."
"Pakistan: Minor killed, three children injured in Waziristan IED blast," The Express Tribune Online, December 12, 2016."
"Blast at girls school in Pakistan kills 1, injures 3," Japan Economic Newswire, December 12, 2016."