Incident Summary:

12/03/2012: An assailant on a motorcycle opened fire on Birgitta Almeby in Model Town, Lahore city, Punjab province, Pakistan. Almeby, the Swedish director of the Full Gospel Assemblies of Pakistan (FGA) church, was injured in the attack; she died later from her injuries. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities attribute the incident to the Punjabi Taliban.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Incident occurred in the Model Town area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Full Gospel Assemblies of Pakistan Church
Specific Description Birgitta Almeby
Nationality of Target Sweden
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?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
Punjabi Taliban (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
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
"Swedish woman missionary shot in Pakistan dead," Press Trust of India, December 13, 2012.
"Gunman severely wounds Swedish woman in Pakistan," Associated Press Online, December 3, 2012.
"62-yr-old Swedish woman critically injured in firing in Pak," Press Trust of India, December 3, 2012.