Incident Summary:

10/20/2016: An explosive device detonated near a vehicle transporting tribal elders in Babar Kech, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least two elders were killed and nine other people were injured in the blast. The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the attack and alleged that the victims were working with security personnel.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Babar Kech

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Babar Kech area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages 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 Land Mine
Weapon Details
A roadside landmine 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan: IED Blast Kills Two, Injures Nine in Sibbi," Dawn Online, October 21, 2016."
"Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 21 October 2016," Summary, October 21, 2016."
"Pakistan: Two killed, nine injured in Sibi mine blast," Daily Times Online, October 21, 2016."