Incident Summary:

02/14/2015: Assailants opened fire on the motorcade of an Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) leader in Quaidabad neighborhood, Karachi city, Sindh province, Pakistan. The leader was unharmed, but at least three people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Quaidabad neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ)
Specific Description Leader: Allama Aurangzeb Farooqi
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"ASWJ leader attacked in Karachi," The Frontier Post, February 17, 2015."
"Gunman kills religious leader in Pakistan's Rawalpindi," Xinhua General News Service, February 15, 2015."
"Sunni sectarian outfit leader shot dead in Pakistan," Business Standard India, February 15, 2015."