Incident Summary:

02/06/2016: A suicide bomber detonated near a Frontier Corps (FC) convoy at Manan Square in Multan Chowk neighborhood, Quetta, Balochistan province, Pakistan. In addition to the bomber, at least 12 people were killed and 33 others were injured in the blast. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201602060001

When:
2016-02-06

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Quetta

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Manan Square, Multan Chowk area of the city

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
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A ten-kilogram explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Khorasan Group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 13 Fatalities / 33 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 33
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Pakistan: Quetta blast death toll reaches 12, case registered against attackers," Pakistan Today Online, February 8, 2016."
"Pakistan: 8 killed in Baluchistan suicide attack, Taliban claims responsibility," International Business Times India, February 6, 2016."
"Afghanistan: Suicide Attack Leaves 10 Killed, 40 Injured in Pakistan," Pajhwok Afghan News, February 6, 2016."