Incident Summary:

03/13/2013: Two women from the Czech Republic were kidnapped near Kundi town, Balochistan province, Pakistan. At least eight armed assailants intercepted the women from their vehicle and took them hostage. On June 27, 2013 a video was released showing the women and demanding the release of Doctor Aafia Siddiqui from United States custody. The women were released unharmed on March 28, 2015. No group has claimed responsibility; however, sources suspect that Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was behind the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Kundi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Czech Females
Nationality of Target Czech Republic
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 745
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
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
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 8
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
"2 Czech Tourists Abducted in 2013 Have Been Freed in Pakistan," New York Times, March 28, 2015.
"AFP: Czech Women Tourists Kidnapped in Pakistan: Officials," AFP (World Service), March 13, 2013.
"Pakistan: Kidnappers of Czech women demand Dr Aafia's release," Pakistan Today Online, June 27, 2013.