Incident Summary:

09/19/2017: A suicide bomber detonated near a Frontier Corps (FC) patrol and idling North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) vehicles at the Friendship Gate near Chaman, Balochistan, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least two people were killed and 21 other people were injured in the blast. The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Majlis-e-Abrar separately claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Chaman

Location Details:
The incident occurred at Friendship Gate along the Pak-Afghan border.

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
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden belt 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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Majlis-e-Abrar Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suicide attack in Balochistan leaves one dead, 22 injured," Siasat Daily, September 20, 2017.
"Another victim of Chaman suicide blast dies," DAWN Group, September 20, 2017.
"Suicide attack in Pakistan leaves 23 dead, wounded," Khaama Press, September 19, 2017.