Incident Summary:

11/18/2010: On Thursday, at Ganj Bazar in Mughalpura area of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, six unidentified assailants attacked a worship place owned by the Ahmedis with aerial firing. It is alleged that some cadres belonging to the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Khatm-e-Nabuwat (KeN) were carrying on a hate campaign against the Ahmedis and they had even placed a board outside a local graveyard, reading, “Ahmedis are not allowed to bury their dead in this graveyard." No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
At a worship place in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target of this attack was an Ahmedis worship place.
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms 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
Jamaat-E-Islami (India/Pakistan) (suspected) No
Khatm-e-Nabuwat (KeN) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
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
South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Ahmedis' Worship Place Attacked in Punjab," Daily Times, (November 20, 2010).
Daily Times, “Ahmedis' Worship Place Attacked in Mughalpura,” LexisNexis Academic, Daily Times, November 20, 2010.