Incident Summary:

03/12/2017: An explosive device planted under a bridge detonated in Surbandar, Balochistan, Pakistan. Two other devices were discovered and defused at the scene following the initial blast. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703120018

When:
2017-03-12

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Surbandar

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the bridge on Surbandar Road, in Gwadar district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bridge
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 Remote Trigger
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled explosive device weighing between five and seven kilograms and two other explosive devices 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Pakistan: Blast partially damages bridge in Gwadar," The Nation Online, March 12, 2017."
"Five injured in grenade attack; bridge damaged by bomb," Dawn (Pakistan), March 13, 2017."
"Blast partially damages bridge in Gwadar," Dunya News, March 12, 2017."