Incident Summary:

05/31/2014: Assailants abducted Doctor Mansoor Bajwa in Gulshan Hadeed neighborhood, Bin Qasim town, Karachi city, Sindh province, Pakistan. Bajwa was rescued on June 21, 2014. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Bin Qasim

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Gulshan Hadeed neighborhood of the town.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Doctor: Mansoor Bajwa
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 21
Outcome Successful Rescue
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 196083.20
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources 0.00
Ransom Notes Unknown
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Three TTP kidnappers killed; captive rescued," The News International, June 22, 2014.
"Three 'TTP men' killed, doctor recovered," Dawn (Pakistan), June 22, 2014.
"Pakistan: Police Kills 3 Taliban Members in Karachi," Ummat Online, June 22, 2014.