Incident Summary:

03/15/2014: Assailants abducted at least 18 Shinwari tribal members in Badaber village, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. One of the hostages escaped shortly after the abduction and at least 11 of the hostages were released on March 18, 2014. The status of the remaining victims is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the abduction to Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Shinwari Tribe Members
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 18
US Hostages 0
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
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 60
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
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
"Gunmen abduct 18 in Peshawar," Oman Tribune, March 16, 2014.
"At gunpoint: 11 tribesmen kidnapped by militants," The Express Tribune, March 16, 2014.
"At gunpoint: 18 tribesman kidnapped in north-west Pakistan," Samaylive, March 15, 2014.