Incident Summary:

01/29/2019: Three suicide bombers entered the deputy inspector general of police (DIG) office and opened fire in Loralai, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least one of the assailants detonated while the other two were shot and killed by police. In addition to the assailants, at least nine people were killed and 21 were injured in the assault; the victims included police officers, civilian employees, and police candidates. Additional explosives were defused at the scene. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for atrocities by Pakistani security forces.




South Asia

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Office of Deputy Inspector General of Police
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Three explosives-laden jackets, grenades, and assault rifles were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 Javed Iqbal, Niamatullah, Ghulam Mohammad Nasar, Sadiq Ali, Mir Zaman Afridi, Salahuddin, Mehmood Nawaz, Kaliq Dad, and Sultam Masih. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Nine killed, 21 injured in Loralai police office attack," Dawn (Pakistan), January 30, 2019.
"Attack on Loralai police office claims nine lives," Daily Pakistan Today, January 30, 2019.
"Nine martyred in gun-and-suicide attack on DIG office in Loralai," The Express Tribune, January 29, 2019.