Incident Summary:

12/31/2011: A remote-triggered, homemade roadside bomb detonated near a military convoy in Boya village, North Waziristan tribal district, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan, killing two Pakistani soldiers. It is unknown whether the were any additional injuries in the incident, but the explosion did cause damage to one military vehicle. While no claim of responsibility has been made, Pakistani intelligence officials believe that the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is responsible for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas


Location Details:
20 kilometers west of Miranshah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistani military
Specific Description 2 Pakistani soldiers
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A remote-triggered homemade roadside bomb was 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"FACTBOX - Security developments for Pakistan, Dec 31," Reuters, December 31, 2011.
"Bomb kills 2 soldiers in northwest Pakistan: official," Agence France Presse, December 31, 2011.