Incident Summary:

08/19/2018: A suicide bomber opened fire and detonated an explosives-laden vehicle targeting a military convoy in Dringarh, Balochistan, Pakistan. The assailant was killed and at least six security personnel members were injured in the blast. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Hizb-ul-Ahrar (HuA) separately claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201808190001

When:
2018-08-19

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Dringarh

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Armed Forces
Specific Description 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 Vehicle
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizb-ul-Ahrar (HuA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Car bomb wounds six officers in Balochistan's Drengar," The Statesman (AsiaNet), August 21, 2018.
"Pakistan: Car bomb explosion leaves six injured," India Blooms, August 20, 2018.
"Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 20 August 2018," Summary, August 20, 2018.