Incident Summary:

05/28/2007: The rail track linking Quetta with the rest of Pakistan was blown up on Monday in the Bolan district of the Balochistan province, Pakistan. The Baluchistan Liberation Army took responsibility for the sabotage attack through a telephone interview. The group also took responsibility for bombing a gas pipeline in conjunction with the attack on the railways.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Bolan District

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Quetta-Iran railways
Specific Description Tracks connecting Quetta with the rest of Pakistan
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description a gas pipeline in the province
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 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
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
“Rail track blown up,” The Nation (Pakistan), May 28, 2007.
“Dozen blasts in Pakistan, Iran rail link cut,” Agence France Presse, May 29, 2007.
“Railway line, gas line blown,” The Pakistan Newswire, May 30, 2007.