Incident Summary:

12/13/2014: Four assailants opened fire and threw grenades at police officials near Muzaffargarh city, Punjab province, Pakistan. The four assailants were killed and two police officers were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Punjabi Taliban.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Ashura Procession
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Grenades were used in the attack.
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
Punjabi Taliban No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan police: 4 Taliban plotting attack killed," The Associated Press, December 13, 2014.
"Pakistan police foil terror attack, kill four militants: officials," Agence France Presse -- English, December 13, 2014.
"Pakistan police: 4 Taliban plotting attack killed," Himalayan Times, December 13, 2014.