Incident Summary:

12/30/2011: A suicide bomber in a car full of explosives detonated his improvised bomb outside of the home of a former minister in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. It is not stated if the former minister, Naseer Mengal, was wounded or killed in the attack, but at least 7 of the 13 killed are said to be his son's body guards. Another 30 people were injured and at least 6 vehicles and 10 homes were destroyed. The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201112300021

When:
2011-12-30

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Quetta

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Former Minister
Specific Description Naseer Mengal
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians and Property
Specific Description Civilians, cars and homes
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
40-50kg
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information There are claims that as many as 15 were killed
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"BLA claims responsibility for blast in Quetta: 13 killed," Dawn.com, December 31, 2011."
"Car-bomb kills at least a dozen in Quetta," Dawn.com, December 30, 2011."
"Gul Yusufzai, "Car-bombing in Pakistan's Quetta kills at least 8," Reuters, December 30, 2011."