Incident Summary:

10/19/2017: Assailants threw a grenade at a hotel along Saeed Hasmi Avenue in Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least 26 people were injured in the blast. This was one of two similar grenade attacks in Balochistan on the same day. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility; however, authorities suspected that the incidents were carried out by Baloch nationalists.

GTD ID:
201710190020

When:
2017-10-19

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Gwadar

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Saeed Hasmi Avenue.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Al-Zubair Hotel
Specific Description Hotel
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 Grenade
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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
Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) 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 0 Fatalities / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 26
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Pakistan: Grenade attacks in Balochistan injure 38," Hindustan Times, October 20, 2017."
"26 injured in gwadar grenade attack," Daily Balochistan Express, October 19, 2017."
"Soldier martyred, 40 injured in three Balochistan attacks," Dawn (Pakistan), October 20, 2017."