Incident Summary:

08/14/2010: On Saturday afternoon, on a road in the Khilji area of Quetta district, in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, three unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles fired on and killed six Punjabi speaking laborers and wounded three others that were returning home on a road. The victims were from Multan, and four were identified as Mohammad Idrees, Mohammad Sadiq, Abdul Rehman, and Mohammad Salman. Baloch Liberation Army [BLA] claimed responsibility for the killings. A BLA spokesman, Jiaind Baloch, calling journalists from unidentified location, said: "BLA conducted the attack in response to killing of missing people in government custody."




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
On a road in the Khilji area of Quetta district, in the Balochistan province of Pakistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Six Punjabi speaking laborers
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
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 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
South Asia Terrorism Portal, “Six Punjabi Speaking Persons Shot Dead in Balochistan,” (August 16, 2010).
BBC Monitoring South Asia, “Gunmen Kill Sixteen in Pakistan's Balochistan,” LexisNexis Academic, Dawn, August 15, 2010.
Pakistan Newswire, “Six Labourers Killed in Target Killing,” LexisNexis Academic, Pakistan Newswire, August 15, 2010.