Incident Summary:

04/09/2018: A suicide bomber detonated near a Frontier Corps (FC) patrol in Baleli, Balochistan, Pakistan. Aside from the death of the assailant, at least five 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:
201804090014

When:
2018-04-09

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Baleli

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 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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A vest containing eight to ten 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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Taliban Special Group (TSG) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Five FC men injured in suicide attack," Dawn (Pakistan), April 10, 2018.
"7 injured suicide attack on FC vehicle in Quetta," Daily Times, April 9, 2018.
"Pakistan: Seven injured in suicide attack on FC vehicle in Quetta," The Express Tribune Online, April 9, 2018.