Incident Summary:

07/29/2015: Eight assailants attacked the Goteriala police checkpost in Gujrat city, Punjab province, Pakistan. Two assailants were killed and two police officers were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and stated that the group carried out the attack in retaliation for the recent death of Maliq Ishaq, a Lashkar-e-Jhangvi leader.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



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 Checkpost
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Grenades and Kalashnikov assault rifles 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 10
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"AFP: Violence Erupts As Head Of Pakistan Sectarian Group Buried," AFP (World Service), July 30, 2015.
"Two policemen injured, two terrorists killed in Gujrat clash," Dunya News, July 30, 2015.
"Two killed as police repel militant attack on check post in Gujrat," The Express Tribune, July 29, 2015.