Incident Summary:

10/10/2013: An explosive device attached to a motorcycle detonated outside of a police station in Liaquat Bazaar, Quetta city, Balochistan province, Pakistan. At least six people were killed and 31 people were injured in the blast. The United Baloch Army (UBA) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201310100001

When:
2013-10-10

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Quetta

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Liaquat Bazaar in the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Quetta City Police Station
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Liaquat Bazaar
Specific Description Marketplace
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A 5kg explosive device fitted on a bicycle 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Fatality numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here. Wounded numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
United Baloch Army (UBA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 31 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 31
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Deadly blast strikes Pakistan's Quetta city," Al Jazeera, October 10, 2013."
"Five killed in deadly Quetta blast," The Express Tribune, October 10, 2013."
"Ten killed in three bomb blasts in Pakistan," The Hindu, October 10, 2013."