Incident Summary:

09/02/2007: Ten paramilitary personnel were kidnapped by Taliban militants in the semiautonomous area of Mohmand Agency, Pakistan. A large group of armed militants abducted the men as they were on their way to their headquarters. The militants wanted to swap the troops for detained militants.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Mohmand district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military
Specific Description Paramilitary personnel in the Mohmand Agency of Pakistan
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 10
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 0.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes Militants wanted to swap the soldiers for detained militants.
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban (Pakistan) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"10 paramilitary troops kidnapped in Mohmand Agency," Pajhwok Afghan News, September 2, 2007.