Incident Summary:

02/14/2015: Assailants opened fire on a vehicle carrying two polio vaccination workers in Landi Kotal area, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. The vehicle's driver was killed and a polio worker was injured in the attack. Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Landi Kotal

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity National Task Force for Polio Eradication
Specific Description Polio Vaccination Workers: Ziyat Wali, Badshah Khan
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
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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Attack on Polio Vaccination Team in Pakistan Leaves One Dead," New York Times, February 14, 2015.
"Kidnapped Polio Workers Found Dead In Pakistan," Radio Free Europe, February 18, 2015.
"Driver killed, polio worker injured in Landi Kotal attack," Dawn (Pakistan), February 15, 2015.