Incident Summary:

05/31/2014: Assailants attacked a military checkpost in Bajaur district, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. This was one of two attacks on military checkpoints in Bajaur district on May 31, 2014. In addition to 16 assailants, one soldier was killed and two others were wounded across attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Bajaur district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Army
Specific Description Posts
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents 201405310015 and 201405310050. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 200
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 8
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"AFP: 17 Dead After Taliban Ambush On Pakistan Border Post," AFP (World Service), May 31, 2014.
"16 militants, 4 soldiers die in Pakistan gun battle," Asian Age, June 1, 2014.
"Bajaur ambush Taliban casualties up at 16," Plus News Pakistan, June 1, 2014.