Incident Summary:

10/23/2014: A remote-controlled explosive device detonated near a Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle in Quetta city, Balochistan province, Pakistan. Two civilians were killed and at least 12 other people were wounded in the blast. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), and Lashkar-e-Balochistan each separately claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



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 Vehicle
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
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
A remote-triggered six to eight kilogram explosive device planted on motorcycle was 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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
Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Lashkar-e-Balochistan Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan: Two killed, 12 injured as FC vehicle targeted in Quetta blast," Right Vision News, October 25, 2014.
"Balochistan: Security forces foil major terror plot ahead of Muharram," DAWN Group, October 25, 2014.
"Pakistan: Two killed, 14 injured in Quetta bombing," The Express Tribune Online, October 25, 2014.