Incident Summary:

01/07/2014: Assailants robbed a bank in Korangi area, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The assailants killed two security guards and briefly held employees hostage. The Punjabi Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that a large sum of money was stolen during the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Korangi area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity United Bank Limited
Specific Description Bank
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $16,248.52
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
Additional Information The victims included Muhammad Shafiq and Dilshan Nisar.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Punjabi Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Sindh: Fear's Frontrunner," India Blooms, February 22, 2016.
"Seven-minute crime: Two guards die in this year's first bank heist," Express Tribune, January 8, 2014.
"Bank robbery, 2 guards shot dead," Pakistan Today, January 7, 2014.