Incident Summary:

02/13/2017: A suicide bomber detonated at a rally protesting new laws regarding drug sales in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least 15 people were killed and 56 other people were injured in the blast. The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for Pakistani military operations near the Afghan border.

GTD ID:
201702130001

When:
2017-02-13

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Punjab

City:
Lahore

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Protesters
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest was used in the attack.
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. According to GTD protocol the lowest and most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 16 Fatalities / 56 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 16
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 56
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Nearly 90 dead or wounded as suicide blast rocks Lahore in Pakistan," Khaama Press, February 14, 2017."
"Lahore protest blast: 10 killed at Pakistan city rally," BBC, February 13, 2017."
"Pakistan: Another blast victim dies," The News Online, February 18, 2017."