Incident Summary:

07/10/2018: A suicide bomber detonated at and election rally for Barrister Haroon Bilour, an Awami National Party (ANP) candidate, in Yakatoot, Peshawar, Kyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least 22 people, including Bilour, were killed and 75 others were injured in the blast. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that Barrister Haroon Bilour was targeted in retaliation for the Awami National Party's efforts to target TTP members.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Yakatoot area of the city

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Awami National Party (ANP)
Specific Description Election Rally for Candidate: Barrister Haroon Bilour
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Eight 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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) 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 23 Fatalities / 75 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 23
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 75
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan: 'Not Taliban, internal elements attacked Haroon'