Incident Summary:

07/02/2018: Assailants launched rockets at a security forces' bomb disposal team in Kure, Awaran, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least six soldiers were killed and two other soldiers were injured in the attack. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201807020011

When:
2018-07-02

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Kure

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Awaran 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 Bomb Disposal Team
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Rockets 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 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 6 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Pakistan: Baloch Republican Army Claims Responsibility for Recent Attack in Dera Bugti," BBC Online, July 4, 2018.
"Pakistan: Six security personnel martyred in Awaran rocket attack," The Express Tribune Online, July 3, 2018.
"Suspected Baluch Insurgents Kill 6 Pakistani Soldiers," VOA News, July 2, 2018.