Incident Summary:

11/08/2014: At least 50 assailants attacked a security forces checkpost in Bara district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. Seventeen assailants were killed in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to both Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Bara district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Spin Qabar area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Armed Forces
Specific Description Checkpost
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) No
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 50
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 17 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 17
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 17
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"AFP: 17 Militants Killed In Pakistan Tribal District: Officials," AFP (World Service), November 8, 2014.
"17 militants killed as attack repulsed in Bara," The News International, November 9, 2014.
"Pakistani forces kill 17 militants in Khyber tribal region," Xinhua News Agency, November 8, 2014.