Incident Summary:

08/04/2007: Pro-Taliban militants launched an attack at the Oblanki check point near Miranshah, Pakistan. Militants attacked with rockets and assault rifles leading to a two-hour gunfight that killed ten pro-Taliban gunmen and four soldiers.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Near Miran Shah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Security Checkpoint
Specific Description Oblanki security check point near Miranshah
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Taliban (Pakistan) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 10
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 10
“At least 23 killed in Pakistan violence,” Indo-Asian News Service, August 4, 2007.
“At least 19 killed in attacks in north-west Pakistan,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, August 4, 2007.
Bashirullah Khan, “10 militants, 4 Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout near Afghan border,” Associated Press Worldstream, August 4, 2007.