Incident Summary:

07/05/2015: An explosives-laden motorcycle detonated at a market in Bacha Khan Chowk area, Quetta city, Balochistan province, Pakistan. A civilian was killed and seven others were injured in the blast. Jaish-e-Islam and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Bacha Khan Chowk area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
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
An explosives-laden 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
Jaish-e-Islam Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunmen kill 2 Shiites, policeman in Pakistan sectarian attack," Agence France Presse -- English, July 6, 2015.
"Blast kills one in Quetta," The Nation Pakistan, July 5, 2015.
"Pakistan: At least 1 killed, 16 injured in Balochistan blast," Hindustan Times, July 5, 2015.