Incident Summary:

12/19/2015: An explosive device detonated near a Pakistan Army convoy in Tarayza subdistrict, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. Following the blast, assailants then opened fire on the convoy. At least three assailants were killed and one soldier was injured in attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Army
Specific Description Convoy
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 Remote Trigger
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A roadside remote triggered explosive device 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistani tribal elders vow not to allow militants' return," Xinhua News Agency, December 20, 2015.
"Three suspected militants killed in North Waziristan IED blast," The Express Tribune, December 19, 2015.
"Three militants killed, soldier injured in South Waziristan," Tribal News Network, December 19, 2015.