Incident Summary:

08/26/2018: Assailants threw a hand grenade and opened fire on a Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle in front of a bank in Turbat, Balochistan, Pakistan. Five people, including three FC soldiers and two civilians, were injured in the blast. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201808260002

When:
2018-08-26

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Turbat

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Frontier Corps (FC)
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Muhammad Bakhsh, Changaiz Khan
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
Additional Information The victims included Frontier Corps (FC) members, Muhammad Shafiq, Shams Uddin, and Khalil ur Rehmar.
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 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three FC men among five injured in Turbat grenade attack," Dawn (Pakistan), August 27, 2018.
"Three FC men among five hurt in grenade attack," Daily Times, August 26, 2018.
"5 injured in hand grenade attack," Daily Balochistan Express, August 26, 2018.