Incident Summary:

03/13/2017: An explosive device planted under a bridge detonated near a Pakistan Armed Forces convoy along Quetta-Karachi National Highway in Khuzdar, Balochistan, Pakistan. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201703130005

When:
2017-03-13

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Khuzdar

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Khuzdar district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Armed Forces
Specific Description Convoy
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb was 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 / 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 Targets Security Forces Convoy in Khuzdar," Dawn Online, March 14, 2017."
"Explosion beneath bridge along RCD highway," Pakistan Press International, March 12, 2017."
"Bomb blast hits Khuzdar," Dawn (Pakistan), March 14, 2017."