Incident Summary:

10/05/2017: A suicide bomber detonated at the Dargah Fatehpur shrine in Fatehpur Sharif, Balochistan, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least 24 people were killed and more than 20 people were injured in the blast; the victims included Pakistani Police officers and civilians. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201710050001

When:
2017-10-05

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Fatehpur Sharif

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: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Dargah Fatehpur
Specific Description Sufi Shrine
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 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. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 25 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 25
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Death Toll Rises To 24 In Pakistan Shrine Suicide Bombing," Radio Free Europe, October 7, 2017."
"20 killed, 32 injured in suicide blast at Jhal Magsi shrine," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), October 6, 2017."
"2nd LD Writethru: 15 killed, 20 injured as suicide blast hits shrine in SW Pakistan," Xinhua General News Service, October 5, 2017."