Incident Summary:

03/12/2017: An explosive device detonated near a civilian vehicle in Borki, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. A second device was discovered and defused at the scene following the initial blast. At least one person was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703120019

When:
2017-03-12

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Borki

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Kurram district.

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 of Civilian: Yasir Hussain
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A landmine and a remote-controlled explosive device utilizing a mobile phone as a triggering mechanism 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Pakistan: Landmine injures local in Kurram Agency," Daily Times Online, March 12, 2017."
"One injured in IED blast in Kurram Agency," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), March 13, 2017."
"1 injured in IED blast in northwest Pakistan," The Hindu, March 12, 2017."