Incident Summary:

02/05/2018: An explosives-laden motorcycle detonated near the vehicle of Kamran Mengal in Chitkan neighborhood, Panjgur, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least one person was killed and seven other people, including Mengal, a pro-governmental tribal leader, were injured in the blast. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201802050013

When:
2018-02-05

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Panjgur

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the main square of the Chitkan neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicle of Pro-Governmental Tribal Leader: Kamran Mengal
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Bashir Ahmed, Omer Jan, Shabaz
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled explosive device planted on a motorcycle 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Suleman Ismail, Prince Habibullah, Muhammad Haroon, Khuda-i-Dad, and Pervez Ahmed. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"One killed in roadside blast in Panjgur," The Nation Pakistan, February 6, 2018.
"Pro-govt leader survives bomb attack in Panjgur; brother killed," DAWN Group, February 6, 2018.
"One killed, 6 hurt in Panjgur blast," The News International, February 6, 2018.