Incident Summary:

10/18/2017: An explosive device detonated near a Pakistan Army vehicle close to Jalal checkpost between Mir Ali and Bannu in North Waziristan district, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. At least two soldiers were killed in the blast. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Al-Alami faction of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi separately claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201710180013

When:
2017-10-18

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Near Mir Ali

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Mir Ali and Bannu.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Army
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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
Additional Information The victims included Tasawwar Ali and Ghulam Rabbani.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"At Least Six People Killed, Including Security Forces, In Pakistan Bomb Attack," Radio Free Europe, October 18, 2017."
"7 killed in Balochistan suicide attack," The Gulf Today, October 18, 2017."
"Two soldiers embraced martyrdom in NWA roadside blast," Khyber News, October 18, 2017."