Incident Summary:

12/14/2018: Assailants armed with explosive devices ambushed a Frontier Corps (FC) convoy in Wakai, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least six soldiers and four assailants were killed and 14 soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), the Baloch Liberation Front (BLF), and the Baloch Republican Guards (BRG) jointly claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201812140009

When:
2018-12-14

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Wakai

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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
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?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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Baloch Republican Guards (BRG) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Iranian envoy summoned over attack on FC," The Gulf Today, December 16, 2018.
"Pakistan summons Iran envoy over convoy attack," Anadolu Ajansi, December 15, 2018.
"Militant Attack Kills 6 From Pakistani Security Force," VOA News, December 14, 2018.