Incident Summary:

12/30/2016: A suicide bomber detonated near Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officials in Shafi Town neighborhood, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan. Aside from the death of the bomber, at least two officials were injured in the blast. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also suspected that the incident may have been carried out by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ-Pakistan), and Jundallah.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Rahim Yar Khan

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Shafi Town neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Counter Terrorism Department (CTD)
Specific Description Officials
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (suspected) Al-Alami No
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (suspected) Shehryar Mehsud Group No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Case of Rahim Yar Khan suicide attack registered," Dunya News, January 1, 2017.
"Two people injured in blast outside mosque in Rahim Yar Khan," DAWN Group, December 30, 2016.
"Pakistan: At least 2 injured in suspected suicide attack in Rahim Yar Khan," Daily Times Online, December 30, 2016.