Incident Summary:

08/12/2017: A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle detonated near a Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle at the Pishin Stop in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least 15 people, including eight soldiers and seven civilians, were killed and 25 other people, including 10 soldiers and 15 civilians, were injured in the blast. The Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Prishin area.

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 Vehicle
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest containing between 20 and 30 kilograms of explosives 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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 16 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 16
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"15 martyred as IS bomber hits mily truck in Quetta," The Nation (AsiaNet), August 13, 2017."
"Bomb Kills At Least 15 In Southwestern Pakistan," Radio Free Europe, August 12, 2017."
"15 dead as suicide blast rocks Pakistan’s Balochistan province," Indian Express, August 13, 2017."