Incident Summary:

11/01/2014: Assailants attacked a security checkpost in Orakzai district, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. Twenty assailants and eight soldiers were killed in the ensuing clash, while 11 assailants and five soldiers were wounded. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Orakzai district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sherin Darra area

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 Checkpost
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 50
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 28 Fatalities / 16 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 28
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 20
Total Number of Injured 16
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 11
"Pakistan militants kill five security personnel," Agence France Presse -- English, November 1, 2014.
"8 soldiers, 20 militants die in Orakzai clash," The Nation (AsiaNet), November 2, 2014.
"20 militants, 6 security personnel killed in clash between security forces and militants in Orakzai," The Express Tribune, November 1, 2014.