Incident Summary:

07/25/2018: Assailants launched grenades and opened fire on a Military Protection Party escorting polling staff in Dashtak, Kech, Balochistan, Pakistan. Four people, including three soldiers, were killed and 14 others were injured in the attack. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Kech district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
Specific Description Convoy of Polling Staff
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Armed Forces
Specific Description Protection Party Convoy
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 Grenade
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Quetta bleeds on Election Day," The Nation Pakistan, July 25, 2018.
"31 die in suicide blast at Quetta polling station," The Express Tribune, July 25, 2018.
"Bomb hits as Pakistan votes," The Australian, July 25, 2018.