Incident Summary:

11/09/2017: A suicide bomber detonated near the convoy of Hamid Shakil in Chaman Housing Scheme neighborhood. Quetta, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least three police officers, including Shakil, the Deputy Inspector General, were killed and nine other people, including officers and civilians, 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 in the Chaman Housing Scheme neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Balochistan Constabulary
Specific Description Convoy of Deputy Inspector General of Police: Hamid Shakil
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden motorcycle containing between 12 and 15 kilograms of explosives and a grenade were 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 Mohammad Ramazan, Mohammad Hasni, and Jalil Ahmed. 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 4 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"DIG Hamid Shakil two others killed in suicide attack," Daily Balochistan Express, November 12, 2017.
"DIG, two other policemen martyred in suicide attack," Dawn (Pakistan), November 10, 2017.
"Pakistan: AIG Telecommunications Hamid Shakeel Killed in Suspected Suicide Blast in Quetta," Dawn Online, November 9, 2017.