Incident Summary:

05/22/2017: An explosive device detonated near an Aman Lashkars vehicle in Aka Khel, Khyber district, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. At least five people, including four Aman Lashkars members and one Levies Forces officer, were killed in the blast. Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Aka Khel

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Tira Valley area of Khyber district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Levies Forces
Specific Description Officer: Abdul Manan
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Aman Lashkars
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Zarwali Khan, Noor Khan, Hameed Khan, and Amir Nawaz.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
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
"Roadside bomb claims five in Tirah Valley," The Gulf Today, May 23, 2017.
"Five martyred in Tirah blast," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), May 23, 2017.
"Four peace committee members among five killed in Tirah blast," The Nation Pakistan, May 22, 2017.