Incident Summary:

12/19/2019: A suicide bomber detonated prematurely in Hathi Khan Killay, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The assailant was killed and one civilian was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to an individual identified as Waliullah.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Hathi Khan Killay

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Lakki Marwat district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Polio team escapes suicide attack in Lakki Marwat," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), December 20, 2019.
"Polio team possible target in Lakki Marwat suicide bombing," The Express Tribune, December 19, 2019.
"Suicide attack in Lakki Marwat district of KP: Police,", December 19, 2019.