Incident Summary:

11/24/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden motorcycle near the vehicle of Ashraf Nur close to Tatara Park in Hayatabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least two people, including Nur, a Peshawar City Police Additional Inspector General, and one of his guards, were killed and six other people were injured in the blast. Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan), the Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State, and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi all separately claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Tatara Park.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Peshawar City Police
Specific Description Additional Inspector General: Ashraf Nur
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden motorcycle containing between 15 and 20 kilograms of explosive material were 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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Police: Bomb kills 4, wounds 19 in southwest Pakistan," Associated Press International, November 25, 2017.
"Suicide attack kills senior police official in Peshawar," Al Jazeera, November 24, 2017.
"Pakistan: Suicide Bomber Kills Additional Inspect General Ashraf Noor in Peshawar Attack," BBC Online, November 24, 2017.