Incident Summary:

07/24/2017: A suicide bomber driving a motorcycle detonated near Pakistani Police officers at a vegetable market on Ferozepur Road in Lahore, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least 26 people were killed and more than 50 other people were injured in the blast. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201707240003

When:
2017-07-24

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Punjab

City:
Lahore

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Ferozepur Road.

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 Officers
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Vegetable Market
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
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden motorcycle 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. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Taliban Special Group (TSG); Maullah Fazlullah Group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 27 Fatalities / 51 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 27
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 51
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Pakistan blast: Taliban bomb kills 26 in Lahore," BBC, July 24, 2017."
"Blast toll up; 11 injured critical," DAWN Group, March 16, 2018."
"Investigators find important evidence in Lahore blast," Dunya News, July 29, 2017."