Incident Summary:

02/28/2018: A suicide bomber detonated at a Frontier Corps (FC) checkpost near Nosahar, Balochistan, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least four soldiers were killed and two other soldiers were injured in the blast. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201802280009

When:
2018-02-28

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Near Nosahar

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 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)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest containing up to 10 kilograms of explosive material 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
Additional Information The victims included Muhammad Aamir, Muhammad Imran, Javed Ahmed, and Muhammad Rashid. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
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 5 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
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
"Suicide and gun attacks kill six in southwest Pakistan," Japan Times, March 1, 2018.
"4 paramilitary troops killed in Pakistan suicide blast," Anadolu Ajansi, February 28, 2018.
"At least four security personnel martyred in Quetta suicide attack," Daily Balochistan Express, February 28, 2018.