Incident Summary:

11/25/2017: A suicide bomber detonated near a Frontier Corps (FC) convoy along Sariab Road in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least six people were killed and 17 other people were injured in the blast; the victims included soldiers and civilians. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201711250008

When:
2017-11-25

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Quetta

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Sariab Road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Frontier Corps (FC)
Specific Description Vehicle
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest consisting of 10 kilograms of explosive material and steel balls 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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Taliban Special Group (TSG) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 17 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 17
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Police: Bomb kills 4, wounds 19 in southwest Pakistan," Associated Press International, November 25, 2017.
"Death toll rises to 6 in bomb explosion," Pakistan Press International, November 26, 2017.
"Police: Bomb kills 3, wounds 15 in southwest Pakistan," Washington Post, November 25, 2017.