Incident Summary:

01/28/2018: An explosive device detonated near a Pakistan Armed Forces patrol in Dasht Siyachi neighborhood, Jiwani, Balochistan, Pakistan. Two soldiers were killed and four other soldiers were injured in the blast. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201801280013

When:
2018-01-28

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Jiwani

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Dasht Siyachi neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Armed Forces
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 Las Naik Arif Nawaz, Sepoy Imran, Sepoy Ramzan, Saleem, Quddus, and Sajid.
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 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Pakistan: Roadside Bomb Blast Kills Two Security Personnel, Injures Four in Gwadar," Dawn Online, January 29, 2018.
"Two security personnel martyred Jewini," Daily Balochistan Express, January 28, 2018.
"Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 29 January 2018," Summary, January 29, 2018.