Incident Summary:

03/12/2017: Assailants threw a grenade at a Frontier Corps (FC) checkpost at Cinema Chowk in Koshk neighborhood, Turbat, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least five people, including soldiers and civilians, were injured in the blast. The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703130016

When:
2017-03-12

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Turbat

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Koshk neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Frontier Corps (FC)
Specific Description Checkpost
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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 The victims included Naseer Ahmed, Qurban Ali, Muhammad Bakhsh, Ehsan Ahmed, and Imran Ahmed. 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: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"5 including 2 FC personnel injured in grenade attack," Daily Balochistan Express, March 13, 2017."
"Turbat violence: Five FC men injured in grenade attack," The Express Tribune, March 13, 2017."
"Five injured in grenade attack; bridge damaged by bomb," Dawn (Pakistan), March 13, 2017."