Incident Summary:

09/01/2013: A roadside bomb detonated near a Pakistani military convoy on Miranshah-Datakhel Road in Boya area, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. At least nine Pakistani soldiers were killed and 20 others were injured in the blast. Abu Baseer, a spokesperson for Mujahideen Ansar, claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that it was in retaliation for a drone strike the previous day, which killed four members of the Turkistan Islamic Party.

GTD ID:
201309010006

When:
2013-09-01

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Boya

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Army
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Frontier Corps (FC)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb was remote detonated 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
Mujahideen Ansar Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Pakistan: Roadside Bomb Kills Nine Soldiers in NWA," Daily Times Online, September 2, 2013."
"Pakistan: IED blast in N Waziristan kills nine FC personnel," Right Vision News, September 3, 2013."
"Roadside bomb kills nine troops in NWA," The Nation (AsiaNet), September 2, 2013."