Incident Summary:

07/16/2017: An explosive device detonated near a Frontier Corps (FC) patrol at Kohi Chowk in Malakdin Khel, Bara subdistrict, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. At least two soldiers were injured in the blast. Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201707160008

When:
2017-07-16

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Malakdin Khel

Location Details:
The incident occurred at Kohi Chowk, near Bara, Khyber district.

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 Patrol
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/Bombs/Dynamite Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled explosive device attached to a water tanker 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) 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
"Two FC men injured in Bara blast," Dawn (Pakistan), July 17, 2017.
"Two soldiers injured in Bara blast," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), July 17, 2017.
"Pakistan: Weekly Roundup on Defense, Science and Technology 15-31 July, 2017," Summary, July 15, 2017.