Incident Summary:

09/02/2014: Assailants set fire to a Gorbam Private School in Dasht area, Kech district, Balochistan province, Pakistan. There were no reports of casualties in the attack. Al-Jihad (Pakistan) claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the school was targeted because it provided Pakistani children with Western education.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Kech district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Gorbam Private School
Specific Description School
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Al-Jihad (Pakistan) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"School set on fire in Kech district," Dawn (Pakistan), September 3, 2014.
"Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 4 September 2014," OSC Summary, September 4, 2014.
"Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 3 September 2014," OSC Summary, September 3, 2014.