Incident Summary:

11/21/2013: An explosive device attached to a motorcycle exploded near a joint Police/Frontier Corps (FC) checkpoint in Quetta city, Balochistan province, Pakistan. At least three people were killed and 22 people were injured in the blast. The United Baloch Army (UBA) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201311210018

When:
2013-11-21

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Quetta

Location Details:
Incident occurred in Satellite Town area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Frontier Corps (FC)
Specific Description Checkpost
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A motorcycle rigged with explosives 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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. According to GTD protocol, the lowest 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 3 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"3 people killed in an explosion in Quetta," Plus News Pakistan, November 23, 2013."
"Bomb kills three in southwest Pakistan," Agence France Presse -- English, November 21, 2013."
"Pakistan: Explosion in Quetta kills 10 and injures 31," Right Vision News, November 23, 2013."