Incident Summary:

07/27/2013: Assailants attacked a Frontier Constabulary (FC) checkpost in Spin Tal town, Hangu district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. At least ten people, two FC police officers and eight attackers, were killed in the assault; 24 people were also injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Near Spin Tal

Location Details:
The incident took place in Hangu district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Frontier Constabulary (FC)
Specific Description Checkpost
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Multiple "heavy arms", RPGs, fired mortar shells, grenades, and C-5 explosive 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 150
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 24 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 8
Total Number of Injured 24
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"FC man laid to rest," Dawn (Pakistan), July 29, 2013.
"8 militants, two troops dead in Hangu attack," The Nation (AsiaNet), July 28, 2013.
"Six militants gunned down in northwes...," Siasat Daily, July 27, 2013.