Incident Summary:

10/26/2017: Assailants opened fire on a truck transporting newspapers in Awaran district, Balochistan, Pakistan. There were no reported casualties but the assailants set fire to the newspapers after shooting out the tires of the truck. This was one of three attacks targeting media agencies in Balochistan overnight. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the incidents.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Awaran district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Vehicle Carrying Newspapers
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"PPF urges Pakistan, Balochistan to accept responsibility for safety of journalists,," Daily Regional Times, November 3, 2017.
"Pakistan: Militants Attack Office of Newspaper Agency with Hand Grenade in Balochistan," Dawn Online, October 27, 2017.
"Pakistani journalist attacked in Islamabad; three attacks on media groups in Balochistan," CPJ Press Freedom, October 27, 2017.