Incident Summary:

05/17/2018: A suicide bomber detonated near a Frontier Corps (FC) convoy along Mall Road in Kachehri, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. In addition to the assailant, at least one person was killed and nine other people were injured in the blast; the victims included soldiers and civilians. The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Hizb-ul-Ahrar (HuA) separately claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Nowshera district

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 Convoy
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A five-kilogram explosives-laden jacket 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Sahibullah, Muhammad Haroon, Jawad, Hidayat, Bashir, Javed, Abdur Rahman, Adnan, Nooreen, Rashida, Afaq Ahmad, and Tanveer Mahmood. 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
Hizb-ul-Ahrar (HuA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamaat-ul-Ahrar 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 2 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"At least one killed and 11 injured in suicide blast in Pakistan's Nowshera," Qatar Tribune, May 18, 2018.
"Nowshera suicide blast leaves one dead," The Nation Pakistan, May 17, 2018.
"1 killed, 14 injured in suicide attack in northwest Pakistan," Business Standard India, May 17, 2018.