Incident Summary:

07/23/2017: An explosive device detonated near a Frontier Corps (FC) patrol in Speen Qabar, Khyber district, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. At least one soldier was killed and another soldier was injured in the blast. Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201707230027

When:
2017-07-23

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Speen Qabar

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Khyber district near Bara.

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 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) 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: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Operation Khyber-IV: Troops clear two more terrorist strongholds in Rajgal," The Express Tribune, July 24, 2017.
"Pakistan- Soldier killed in Khyber Agency blast," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), July 23, 2017.
"Highlights: Pakistan Pashto Press 24 - 25 July, 2017," Summary, July 24, 2017.