Incident Summary:

12/13/2019: Assailants threw a grenade targeting police officers in Garwaki, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. One police officer and one assailant was killed and five police officers and one civilian were injured in the attack. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the incident.




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: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Officers: Inayatullah, Havaldar Mohammad Shafiq, and Kausar Khan
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Habibullah
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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 additional victims included officers Umar Khitab, Amir Naveed and Said Rehman.
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"SHO Gomal succumbs to injuries," The Balochistan Times (AsiaNet), December 20, 2019.
"Pakistan- 2 security personnel martyred, 6 injured in Tank attacks," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), December 14, 2019.
"Two FC men martyred, six cops injured in Tank attacks," Dawn (Pakistan), December 14, 2019.