Incident Summary:

09/14/2009: On Monday, in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, assailants fired on the Keamari Oil Refinery, killing one security guard. No group claimed responsibility, although it was widely believed the Taliban was responsible. At least three heavily armed men were involved in the attack. Eight grenades and three Kalashnikov's were recovered from the site.

GTD ID:
200909140011

When:
2009-09-14

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sindh

City:
Karachi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Keamari Oil Refinery
Specific Description The target of the attack was a security guard.
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Three Kalashnikov’s were used in the attack.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"National Counterterrorism Center, "One Security Guard Killed in Armed Attack by Suspected Taliban in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 14, 2010."
"Business Recorder, "Police Foil Terror Attack on Keamari Oil Depot," LexisNexis Academic, Business Recorder, September 16, 2009."