Incident Summary:

03/31/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a market and a Shia mosque in Parachinar, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least 23 people were killed and 136 other people were injured in the blast. The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201703310001

When:
2017-03-31

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Parachinar

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Kurram district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Shia Mosque
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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 The victims included Zubaida Bibi, Fatima, Ali Jan, and Kifayat Hussain. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority 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: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 24 Fatalities / 136 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 24
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 136
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Parachinar blast victims laid to rest," Dawn (Pakistan), April 2, 2017."
"At least 24 killed, 90 injured in Parachinar blast," Daily Regional Times, April 1, 2017."
"Blast outside Pakistan mosque kills 27," Times of India, April 1, 2017."