Incident Summary:

03/14/2017: An explosive device detonated near a Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) power pylon between Nilet and Karwat in Gwadar district, Balochistan, Pakistan. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201703140005

When:
2017-03-14

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Gwadar

Location Details:
The incident occurred between the areas of Nilet and Karwat.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO)
Specific Description Power Pylon
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
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: 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
"Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 15 March 2017," Summary, March 15, 2017."
"Power pylon blown up in Gwadar," DAWN Group, March 15, 2017."