Incident Summary:

02/02/2018: A suicide bomber detonated at a Frontier Corps (FC) checkpost in Sheikh Wasil, Balochistan, Pakistan. Aside from the death of the assailant, at least two soldiers were injured in the blast. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201802020008

When:
2018-02-02

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Sheikh Wasil

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mastung 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 Sheikhwasil Checkpost
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"FEBRUARY 5TH - FEBRUARY 9TH 2018," States News Service, February 5, 2018.
"Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 03 February 2018," Summary, February 3, 2018.
"Pakistan: Frontier Corps Balochistan foils a terror bid in Mastung," Radio Pakistan Online, February 3, 2018.