Incident Summary:

10/23/2016: Assailants opened fire on Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) officers in Jiwani, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least four people, including two officers, were killed in the assault. The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201610230001

When:
2016-10-23

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Jiwani

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG)
Specific Description Officers: Naik Mehmood, Sepoy Ishtiaq
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Abid Hussain, Muhammad Sabir
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Two automatic firearms were 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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Quetta Attack: At Least 59 Police Recruits Killed in Twin Attack," Outlook India, October 25, 2016."
"Pakistan: Another Two Injured of Jiwani Attack Died in Hospital," Dawn Online, October 25, 2016."
"Two Pakistan Coast Guards killed in Balochistan," Pakistan Today, October 24, 2016."