Incident Summary:

05/02/2013: Assailants launched a rocket at a Balochistan National Party - Mengal (BNP-M) candidate's private residence in Hakeemabad city, Khuzdar district, Balochistan province, Pakistan. There were no reported casualties resulting from the explosion; however, the house was damaged. The Zehri Youth Force (ZYF) claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that a BNP-M candidate was targeted because the party represents the United States (US), Russia, and India, all of which are nations who are responsible for the killing of Muslims.

GTD ID:
201305020006

When:
2013-05-02

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Hakeemabad

Location Details:
City is located in Khuzdar district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Balochistan National Party (BNP)
Specific Description Leader: Abdul Rauf Mengal's Residence
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A rocket and 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
Zehri Youth Force (ZYF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Rocket attack at BNP-M candidate's residence in Khuzdar," DAWN Group, May 2, 2013.
"Attacks continue as polling day nears," Pakistan Today, May 2, 2013.
"Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 03 May 2013," Pakistan -- OSC Summary, May 3, 2013.