Incident Summary:

08/01/2007: Islamic militants attempted a guerrilla raid on a military checkpoint in the North-West Frontier province of Pakistan . The attack was repelled by an army helicopter. Fighting escalated leaving at least 18 Islamic militants dead in Pakistan’s tribal belt. Although no group claimed responsibility for the attack, Taliban and al-Qaida militants are active in the region

GTD ID:
200708010006

When:
2007-08-01

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Near Miran Shah

Location Details:
Near Miran Shah, the main town in the North Waziristan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military base
Specific Description Military base in Miran Shah
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Militants traveled with heavy and light weapons in two trucks
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 Taliban and al-Qaida militants are active in the region
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban (Pakistan) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 18 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 18
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
Bashirullah Khan, “Fighting escalates in Pakistan's tribal region; 15 militants killed,” Associated Press Worldstream,, August 1, 2007.
“Pakistani Forces Kill 18 Militants in Northern Tribal Region,” The National Post, August 1, 2007.