Incident Summary:

07/04/2007: In Islamabad, Pakistan, armed assailants fired upon the Laj Masjid mosque killing three civillians, one journalist, and one solidier. The mosque was damaged and the assailants also assaulted and kidnapped four journalists. No group has claimed responability though it was widely believed that Islamic extremists were responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Islamabad Capital Territory


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Journalists
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Civillians
Specific Description Laj Masjid mosque
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 4
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 207 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 207
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counter Terrorism Center, 2007 Report on Terrorism