Incident Summary:

03/20/2014: Assailants opened fire on Anwar Jafri near the Coast Guard roundabout in Korangi neighborhood, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Jafri, a Crime Branch sub-inspector, was killed and a civilian was injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ-Pakistan). In addition, two Lashkar-e-Jhangvi members were also arrested in connection with the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Korangi neighborhood, near the Coast Guard roundabout.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Sub-Inspector: Anwar Jafri
Nationality of Target Pakistan
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
Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ-Pakistan) No
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Three cops among eight lost lives in Karachi," Business Recorder, March 21, 2014.
"Karachi: Cop, passerby killed in an attack on police," The Nation, March 20, 2014.