Incident Summary:

12/15/2020: Assailants threw an explosive device targeting Rangers personnel at the main entrance to Karachi University in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Four people, including Rangers members, were injured in the blast. This was one of two related attacks on this day. The Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army (SRA) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Karachi University
Specific Description Sheikh Zayed Gate
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Rangers
Specific Description Vehicle
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A thrown locally made cracker bomb was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army (SRA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Major terrorist bid averted in Karachi," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), December 16, 2020.
"Two personnel among four hurt in cracker attack on Rangers vehicle," DAWN Group, December 16, 2020.
"Bomb defused; Rangers official injured in cracker attack in Karachi," South Asian Media Network, December 16, 2020.