Incident Summary:

12/27/2016: An explosive device detonated at the Mir Ahmed Yar Market in Kohlu, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least four people were injured in the blast. The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201612270001

When:
2016-12-27

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Kohlu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Mir Ahmed Yar Market
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 Remote Trigger
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 Khalid, Taj Muhammad, Muhammad Khan, and Shahnawaz. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Eight injured in Kohlu blast," Right Vision News, December 28, 2016."
"Balochistan violence: Market blast injures four in Kohlu," The Express Tribune, December 27, 2016."
"Pakistan: Bomb Explosion in Kohlu Injures Four People," Dawn Online, December 28, 2016."