Incident Summary:

10/22/2014: Assailants attacked a Frontier Corps (FC) checkpost in Sipah area, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. Two soldiers were killed and at least one other was injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, a source attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan).

GTD ID:
201410220057

When:
2014-10-22

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Sipah

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
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortars and heavy weapons were used 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Two soldiers, militant killed in Bara," Dawn (Pakistan), October 23, 2014.
"Operation Khyber-I: Two FC soldiers killed in Bara attack," The Express Tribune, October 23, 2014.