Incident Summary:

03/29/2014: Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on the vehicle of Raza Rumi in Lahore city, Punjab province, Pakistan. Rumi, a journalist, was not injured, but his driver was killed and his guard was injured in the shooting. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Express News
Specific Description Anchor: Raza Rumi
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Two submachine guns were used in the attack.
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 Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 6
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
"Pakistan Police Bust Gang Of Suspected Sectarian Killers," AFP (World Service), April 19, 2014.
"Pakistan: Editorial Says Government, Media Industry Having No Plan To Protect Journalists," Daily Times Online, March 30, 2014.
"3/30/2014: Htworld: JOURNALIST ATTACKED, HIS DRIVER KILLED," Hindustan Times, March 29, 2014.