Incident Summary:

09/22/2014: Assailants kidnapped Gulab Gul in Shalobar village, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. Gul, the principal and owner of Gul Public School, was released unharmed on September 27, 2014. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Gul Public School
Specific Description Principal: Gulab Gul
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 5
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
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
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) No
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
"Pakistan: Kidnapped principal of Bara school freed," The News Online, September 28, 2014.
"Spate of violence: Children injured in mortar, gun attack," The Express Tribune, September 28, 2014.
"Pakistan: School principal kidnapped in Bara," Right Vision News, September 23, 2014.