Incident Summary:

12/29/2015: An explosive device detonated near a Frontier Corps (FC) convoy in Dasht subdistrict, Kech district, Balochistan province, Pakistan. At least one soldier was killed and another was injured in the blast. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201512290027

When:
2015-12-29

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Near Turbat

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Dasht area.

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 Convoy
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/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled roadside bomb 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
Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"FC man killed, other injured in remote control blast in Dasht," Daily Balochistan Express, December 30, 2015.
"Balochistan violence: Two FC soldiers among seven dead," The Express Tribune, December 30, 2015.
"Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 30 December 2015," OSC Summary, December 30, 2015.