Incident Summary:

08/31/2020: Assailants detonated an explosive device targeting a police patrol in Hayat Serai, Lower Dir district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. At least one officer was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Hayat Serai

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Lower Dir 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 Patrol
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
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 victims included van driver Nazir, Hawaldar Tariq Munir, and constable Jan Bacha.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"IED attack on Haya Serai police van, no casualty," Right Vision News, September 1, 2020.
"Three injured as bomb targets police mobile in Dir," DAWN Group, September 1, 2020.