Incident Summary:

10/20/2007: Maulvi Gul Sher Khan, the local leader of Maulana Fazlur Rahman’s Jamaat-e-Islami (JUI), was killed by an unknown number of unknown perpetrators firing small arms in the evening near Belot, Mamond Subdivision, Bajaur Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Bajaur district

Location Details:
Near Belot, Mamond subdivision.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Pakistan-Afghanistan peace jirga
Specific Description Maulvi Gul Sher Khan
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Gul Sher was a member of the joint Pakistan-Afghanistan peace jirga and this was the first of two killings of members of that organization on October 20, 2007. He had previously received death threats related to his participation in the organization. This was one of 2 related attacks (cf. 200710200007).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jamaat-E-Islami (India/Pakistan) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
“Militants kill two tribal elders in Pakistan,” Agence France Presse, October 20, 2007.
“Unidentified militants kill four people in Bajaur area,” The News (Islamabad), October 21, 2007.
“Pakistan: two pro-govt tribal elders gunned down in Bajaur Agency,” Dawn (Karachi), October 21, 2007.