Incident Summary:

08/11/2017: An explosive device detonated near a truck transporting laborers in Matak Charmang, Nawagai subdistrict, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. At least three people were killed and 25 other people were injured in the blast. The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Matak Charmang

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Bajaur district, near Nawagai.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Truck Carrying Laborers
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 Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
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 Khairur Rehman, Rahim Zada, and Muslim Khan. 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
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two killed, 25 injured in Bajaur Agency roadside blast," The Express Tribune, August 11, 2017."
"03 dead, 25 injured in Bajaur Agency blast," The Balochistan Times (AsiaNet), August 12, 2017."
"Xinhua: 5 Killed, 25 Injured As Blast Hits Northwest Pakistan," Xinhua, August 11, 2017."