Incident Summary:

08/09/2015: Assailants set fire to a primary school in Sarkai, Kurram district, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. At least ten laborers residing in the school were abducted in the attack. The whereabouts of the hostages are unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Kurram district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Sarkai area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Road Construction Workers
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Primary School
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 10
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"10 labourers kidnapped, school torched in Kurram Agency," Daily Regional Times, August 11, 2015.
"Highlights: Pakistan Pashto Press August 11, 2015," OSC Summary, August 11, 2015.