Incident Summary:

12/01/2017: Three suicide bombers armed with grenades and firearms attacked an Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) dormitory in Peshawar, Pakistan. All three assailants were shot and killed by security forces. In addition to the three assailants, at least nine people were killed and 37 other people were injured in the assault. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Agriculture Training Institute.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Agricultural Training Institute (ATI)
Specific Description Dormitory
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/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Explosives-laden vests, grenades, and assault rifles 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 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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 37 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 37
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Six 'terrorists' linked to Peshawar ATI attack arrested in KP: sources," DAWN Group, December 11, 2017.
"Militant Attack on Pakistan University Kills 9," VOA News, December 1, 2017.
"Burqa-clad ultras kill 12 in Pak hostel," Chandigarh Tribune, December 1, 2017.