Incident Summary:

06/23/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near the office of Ehsan Mehboob, a Pakistani Police Inspector General, in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least 14 people, including seven officers, were killed and 19 other people were injured in the blast. Mehboob, however, was not harmed. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State and the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) separately claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Officers
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 Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vehicle containing up to 95 kilograms of explosive material was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 Jan Mohammad. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 16 Fatalities / 19 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 16
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 19
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Quetta June attack: Police release photo of suspected bomber," Daily Regional Times, July 2, 2017."
"Quetta explosion toll rises to 14," Pakistan Press International, June 24, 2017."
"62 killed in multiple blasts and firing in 3 Pakistani cities," Greater Kashmir, June 25, 2017."