Incident Summary:

03/12/2015: Assailants opened fire on a security checkpost in Gora Qabristan neighborhood, Peshawar city, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. A civilian and an assailant were killed and seven people, including at least one soldier, were injured in the attack. Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Gora Qabristan neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Army
Specific Description Joint Checkpost
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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
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
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 2 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan: Shoot-out: Two killed, eight injured in assault on check post," Right Vision News, March 15, 2015.
"48 militants killed in air strikes in Tirah Valley," The News International, March 14, 2015.
"Civilian, terrorist killed in Peshawar," The News International, March 13, 2015.