Incident Summary:

10/18/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a Balochistan Constabulary truck along Quetta-Sibi Road in Sariab, Balochistan, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least seven people, including six officers, were killed and 22 other people were injured in the blast. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on the Quetta-Sibi road in the Quetta district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Balochistan Constabulary
Specific Description Convoy
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vehicle containing between 70 and 100 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 The victims included Manzoor Ahmed Abdul Fateh, Shahbaz Ali, Mashooq Ali, Shah Zaman, Asghar Ali, Abdur Razaq, and Gul Mohammad. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Seven policemen, passer-by killed in Quetta suicide blast," DAWN Group, October 19, 2017.
"7 cops among 8 killed in Quetta suicide blast," The Financial Daily, October 19, 2017.
"7 killed, 22 injured in suicide attack ," Daily Balochistan Express, October 18, 2017.