Incident Summary:

12/12/2016: Assailants threw a grenade at a Balochistan National Party (BNP) office in Turbat, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least eight workers were injured in the blast. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack and accused the BNP of conspiring with the Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State.

GTD ID:
201612120005

When:
2016-12-12

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Turbat

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Balochistan National Party (BNP)
Specific Description Office
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 Grenade
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 reliable estimates are reported here.
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 0 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
Sources
"Seven injured in grenade attack on National Party's office in Turbat," DAWN Group, December 12, 2016."
"Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 14 December 2016," Summary, December 14, 2016."