Incident Summary:

08/16/2013: Assailants fired rockets and opened fire on the Jaffar Express train in Dozan village, Balochistan province, Pakistan. At least four civilians were killed and 32 were injured. This was one of two attacks targeting the Jaffar Express train in this area on this day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Pakistan Railways
Specific Description Jaffar Express Train
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Rockets and firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 32 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 32
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"3 killed, 32 hurt in terror hit on train," The Nation (AsiaNet), August 17, 2013."
"2 killed, 23 injured in firing at train in SW Pakistan," Xinhua News Agency, August 16, 2013."
"Rocket attack on Jaffar Express near Mach," Frontier Post, August 16, 2013."