Incident Summary:

08/07/2017: An explosives-laden truck detonated in Islampura neighborhood, Lahore, Pakistan. At least two people were killed and 45 other people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the attack was carried out by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

GTD ID:
201708070008

When:
2017-08-07

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Punjab

City:
Lahore

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Islampura neighborhood.

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 Civilians
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 mini-truck containing between 80 and 100 kilograms of explosives was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information The victims included Rasheed and Amanat Ali. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here. There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected that the truck may have been transporting the explosive devices and it may have detonated prematurely.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 45 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 45
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Pakistan Report Highlights Recent Blast in Lahore's Islampura Area," BBC Online, August 10, 2017."
"Little headway in Lahore blast investigation," DAWN Group, August 9, 2017."
"Locals bemoan arrests on 'ethnic grounds'," The Express Tribune, August 9, 2017."