Incident Summary:

12/15/2020: Security forces discovered and safely defused an explosive device planted inside the car of a Chinese national restaurant owner, in Saddar Town, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. This was one of two related attacks on this day. The Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army (SRA) claimed responsibility for the incident. Police noted they had been given intelligence that militant groups may target Chinese nationals in the city.




South Asia

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Location Details:
The incident occurred in Saddar Town.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Restaurant Owner
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
A magnetic explosive device containing one kilogram of RDX and operated with a remote detonator 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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
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.
"Police defuse bomb planted on Chinese restaurateur's car in Karachi," South Asia Monitor, December 15, 2020.