Incident Summary:

01/30/2018: An explosive device detonated near a Frontier Corps (FC) convoy in Pasni subdistrict, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least five soldiers were injured in the blast. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201801300012

When:
2018-01-30

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Pasni

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Gwadar district.

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 Convoy
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 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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most 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 / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Five FC men injured in roadside blast in Pasni," Dawn (Pakistan), January 31, 2018.
"Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 31 January 2018," Summary, January 31, 2018.
"Pakistan: Armed Activities Of Blf Against Pakistani Forces In The First Quarter Of 2018," Sangar Publication Online, April 15, 2018.