Incident Summary:

04/18/2014: Assailants opened fire on a military convoy in Shaikhan area, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. One soldier was killed and three others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) was involved in the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Armed Forces
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan: Army officer dies as militants ambush convoy," The Nation Online, April 19, 2014.
"Pakistan: Soldier killed in Peshawar; army depot destroyed in Landi Kotal," Dawn Online, April 19, 2014.
"Security officials vehicle attacked in Peshawar," The News International, April 19, 2014.