Incident Summary:

07/29/2015: Assailants opened fire on a police convoy transporting Malik Ishaq, a Lashkar-e-Jhangvi leader, in Shahwala area, Punjab province, Pakistan. At least 14 assailants, including Ishaq and his two sons, were killed and six police officers were wounded in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which was attempting to free Ishaq.




South Asia

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Convoy
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?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-Jhangvi No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 20
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 14
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"AFP: Pakistan Police Kill Leader Of Anti Shiite Militant Group," AFP (World Service), July 29, 2015.
"Pakistan: Lashkar-i-Jhangvi chief Malik Ishaq, two sons killed in Muzaffargarh 'encounter'," Dawn Online, July 30, 2015.
"Muzaffargarh gunfight: LeJ founder Malik Ishaq killed in 'police encounter'," The Express Tribune, July 29, 2015.