Incident Summary:

02/03/2018: A suicide bomber detonated at a Pakistan Army camp in Kabal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least 11 soldiers were killed and 13 other soldiers were injured in the blast. The Taliban Special Group (TSG) faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201802030003

When:
2018-02-03

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

City:
Kabal

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Swat district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Army
Specific Description Camp
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)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Taliban Special Group (TSG) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 13 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 13
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"11 soldiers martyred in Swat suicide attack," The Nation Pakistan, February 4, 2018.
"Suicide bombing in northwestern Pakistan kills 11 soldiers," Denver Post, February 4, 2018.
"The Latest: Pakistan death toll in suicide blast rises to 11," FOXNews.com, February 3, 2018.