Incident Summary:

12/19/2019: An explosive device detonated targeting a Frontier Corps (FC) patrol near the Afghan border in Landi Kotal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. At least one soldier was killed and three soldiers were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Landi Kotal

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Frontier Corps (FC)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Land Mine
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
Additional Information The victims included personnel Taqdeer Khan. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"One FC soldier martyred, three injured in blast," Dawn (Pakistan), December 20, 2019.
"FC man martyred, three injured in IED attack," Daily Times, December 20, 2019.
"IED blast leaves soldier martyred, 4 injured in KA," Pakistan Observer, December 19, 2019.