Incident Summary:

06/24/2016: An explosive device planted on a bicycle detonated at a market in Almo Chowk neighborhood, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least seven people were killed and 27 others were injured in the blast. The United Baloch Army (UBA) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201606240055

When:
2016-06-24

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Quetta

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Almo Chowk neighborhood

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
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Time Fuse
Weapon Details
A six-kilogram timed explosive device planted on a bicycle 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 The victims included Rizwan. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
United Baloch Army (UBA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 27 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 27
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Bomb kills five at Quetta market," The Nation Pakistan, June 25, 2016."
"Pakistan: Quetta blast: Death toll rises to 7," Pakistan Today Online, June 27, 2016."
"Blast in Quetta kills five," DAWN Group, June 25, 2016."