Incident Summary:

02/06/2014: Assailants abducted five Iranian border guards in Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran. The guards were then transported into Pakistan. One of the hostages was killed sometime in March 2014, while the other four were released on April 4, 2014. Jaish Al-Adl claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Sistan and Baluchestan


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iran Border Guard Police
Specific Description Border Guard
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 5
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 57
Outcome Combination
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
Jaish al-Adl Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Kidnapped Iran soldiers freed in Pakistan by militants," BBC, April 4, 2014.
"Iran backtracks on reports of kidnapped guards' release," Reuters, March 2, 2014.
"Pakistan, Iran brawl over kidnapped border guards," Agence France Presse -- English, February 18, 2014.