Incident Summary:

01/06/2017: Assailants threw a grenade at Taimuria Police Station near Five Star Chowrangi in North Nazimabad neighborhood, Karachi, Pakistan. At least one police officer was injured in the blast. This was one of two attacks carried out by the same assailants on this date. No group claimed responsibility; however, officials attributed the incidents to Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

GTD ID:
201701060020

When:
2017-01-06

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sindh

City:
Karachi

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Five Star Chowrangi area of the North Nazimabad neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Taimuria Police Station
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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 Constable Muhammad Iqbal.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent No
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Dangerous nexus," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), January 13, 2017."
"Police station attacked in Karachi," Daily Times, January 6, 2017."
"Next attack," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), January 7, 2017."