Incident Summary:

01/31/2012: At least 100 assailants attacked a strategic military checkpost in Jogi area, Kurram Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. In the subsequent battle, 35 attackers were killed and 30 wounded, while eight soldiers were killed and 32injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident, but sources suspected Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and noted that the checkpoint was attacked because it was blocking Taliban movement from Tirah valley in Khyber Agency to Orakzai North Waziristan.

GTD ID:
201201310001

When:
2012-01-31

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Jogi

Location Details:
Incident occurred in the Jogi area of the Kurram Agency.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Armed Forces
Specific Description Checkpoints
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 100
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 43 Fatalities / 62 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 43
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 35
Total Number of Injured 62
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 30
Sources
"8 soldiers, 25 militants killed in Pak clash," The Press Trust of India Limited, January 31, 2012."
"Militant attacks kill 8 Pakistani soldiers," CNN Wire, January 31, 2012."
"Eight Pakistani soldiers killed in Taliban clashes," Agence France Presse, January 31, 2012."