Incident Summary:

06/23/2017: An explosive device detonated at Turi Market in Parachinar, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. This was one of two attacks in Parachinar; this first bombing was designed to draw a crowd. At least 78 people were killed and more than 281 other people were injured across both blasts. Al-Alami faction of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the incidents. Sources also attributed the attacks to the Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State.

GTD ID:
201706230010

When:
2017-06-23

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Parachinar

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Turi market area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Turi Market
Specific Description Market
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 Unknown Explosive Type
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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201706230010 and 201706230011.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State No
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 39 Fatalities / 141 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 39
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 141
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Parachinar, Quetta blasts toll hits 85," The Gulf Today, June 25, 2017."
"62 killed in multiple blasts and firing in 3 Pakistani cities," Greater Kashmir, June 25, 2017."
"Parachinar blasts toll rises to 72," Dawn (Pakistan), June 26, 2017."