Incident Summary:

03/14/2018: A suicide bomber detonated at the Pakistani Police Nisar Checkpost in Raiwand, Punjab, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least 12 people were killed and 28 other people were injured in the blast; the victims included police officers and civilians. The Maullah Fazlullah Group faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for the death of several of the group's supporters.

GTD ID:
201803140011

When:
2018-03-14

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Punjab

City:
Raiwand

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Lahore district.

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 Nisar Police Checkpost
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 Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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 The victims included Constable Abid Hussain, Head Constable Mohammad Naeem, Assistant Superintendent of Police Zubair Nazir Ahmad, Sub inspector Muhammad Aslam, and Sub inspector Manzoor Ahmad. 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) Maullah Fazlullah Group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 13 Fatalities / 28 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 28
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Pakistan: Lahore Blast Death Toll Rises To 12," Dawn Online, March 20, 2018.
"Death toll of Raiwind blast climbs to 11 after injured policeman died," Khyber News, March 16, 2018.
"Blast toll up; 11 injured critical," DAWN Group, March 16, 2018.