Incident Summary:

11/23/2018: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden motorcycle at the Juma Bazar in Kalaya, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least 33 people were killed and 50 people were injured in the blast. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Juma Bazaar
Specific Description Bazaar
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
An eight-kilogram explosives-laden motorcycle 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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 34 Fatalities / 50 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 34
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 50
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"1ST LEAD," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, November 23, 2018.
"Pakistani forces kill four Taliban militants: army," Xinhua General News Service, January 16, 2019.
"Suicide blast kills 31 in Pakistan market," The Hindu, November 23, 2018.