Incident Summary:

12/30/2005: In one of two incidents in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province (cf. 200512300002), officials suspected saboteurs damaged a railway track between the towns of Harnai and Sibbi. The damage was caused by an explosive that detonated under a bridge which destroyed 150 feet of railway line.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Harnai

Location Details:
Between the towns of Harnai and Sibbi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Pakistan Railways
Specific Description Railway between Harnai and Sibbi
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The explosive was planted under a bridge and destroyed a 150 feet stretch of the railway line.
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
Additional Information There was another incident in Balochistan Province on this day (200512300003), but it is unknown if it is any way connected to this one. Officials suspected 'saboteurs' of committing this act.
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 / 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
“AFP: Gunmen Kill 2 Pakistan Soldiers, Damage Rail Line in Balochistan,” Agence France Presse, December 31, 2005.