Incident Summary:

07/06/2015: Two assailants opened fire on members of the Hazara Shia community outside of a passport office in the Joint Road area, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. Three people, including a police officer, were killed and two others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, police officials attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Jaish-e-Islam.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Joint Road area.

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: Shabir, Hasan, Naimatullah
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Multiple 9-mm pistols 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 The victims included Shabir, Hasan, Naimatullah, Fatima Bibi, Jan Dost, and Kala Khan.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish-e-Islam No
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunmen kill 2 Shiites, policeman in Pakistan sectarian attack," Agence France Presse -- English, July 6, 2015.
"4 killed, 2 injured in SW Pakistan," Philippines News Agency, July 6, 2015.
"Three Hazaras gunned down in Quetta," The Express Tribune, July 6, 2015.