Incident Summary:

11/10/2007: Pro-Taliban militants took eight Pakistani military personnel hostage in the Kabbal tehsil of the Swat (District) in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan. The outcome of the hostage situation is unknown.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

North-West Frontier Province


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Armed Forces
Specific Description soldiers
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 8
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban (Pakistan) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pak Army major, captain taken hostage by militants in Swat," Hindustan Times, November 11, 2007.
"Eight security men abducted in Swat," The Nation (Pakistan), November 10, 2007.
"Seven troops including officers kidnapped in Swat," Pajhwok Afghan News, November 11, 2007.