Incident Summary:

05/25/2015: Assailants opened fire on civilians along Jinnah Road, Quetta city, Balochistan province, Pakistan. One person was killed and three others were injured in the attack. This was one of three related attacks in Quetta on this date. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attacks were carried out in retaliation to the recent killing of Sunni traders in Quetta city.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Jinnah road

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 Hazara Civilians
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?Yes
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-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Four killed in sectarian clashes in south Pakistan: police," Agence France Presse -- English, May 25, 2015.
"Unrest in Balochistan: Four gunned down in Quetta sectarian attacks," The Express Tribune, May 26, 2015.
"Target killing claims three lives in Quetta," Frontier Post, May 26, 2015.