Incident Summary:

05/14/2017: An explosive device detonated near a Frontier Constabulary (FC) vehicle in Mar Gat, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least two officers were wounded in the blast. Al-Alami faction of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201705140005

When:
2017-05-14

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Mar Gat

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Mastung district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Frontier Constabulary (FC)
Specific Description Vehicle
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
Weapon Details
A roadside landmine 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Four FC men injured in landmine blast," Dawn (Pakistan), May 16, 2017."
"Two FC personnel injured in Quetta blast," The Financial Daily, May 15, 2017."
"Pakistan: Gunmen kill two in northwest tribal region," The Nation Online, May 14, 2017."