Incident Summary:

11/30/2011: An unknown group of militants attacked a military outpost with mortars and heavy weapons in the Khadezai area of northwestern Orakzai Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan. Six Pakistani soldiers were wounded in the initial assault, and eight militants were killed when security forces returned fire. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas


Location Details:
In the Khadezai area of northwestern Orakzai Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistani military
Specific Description Six soldiers
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Mortars and heavy weapons 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information An earlier Reuters report lists the number of militants killed as ten.
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 18 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 10
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"FACTBOX - Security developments in Pakistan, Nov 30," Reuters, November 30, 2011.
"20 militants killed in Orakzai, Kurram," Daily The Post, December 1, 2011.