Incident Summary:

02/14/2018: Assailants opened fire on a Frontier Corps (FC) patrol along Sariab Road in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least four soldiers were killed in the assault. The Al-Alami faction of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) separately claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Sariab Road near the Quetta Railway Station.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Frontier Corps (FC)
Specific Description Patrol
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
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Kalashnikov assault rifles and 9-mm pistols were 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 Naik Muhammad Saeed, Lance Naik Muhammad Aslam, Shabiir, and Muhammad Amjad.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Four FC men martyred in Quetta attack," The Nation Pakistan, February 15, 2018.
"Balochistan Chief Minister expresses sorrow over the martyrdom of FC personnel.," The Messenger, February 15, 2018.
"Militants kill 4 paramilitary troops in southwest Pakistan," AP The Associated Press (Embargoed Data), February 14, 2018.