Incident Summary:

09/02/2015: Assailants opened fire on the vehicle of Qazi Abdul Wahid along Sariab Road in Arif Galli neighborhood, Quetta city, Balochistan province, Pakistan. Wahid, the former Pakistani Police inspector general, was killed in the assault. The Baloch Young Tigers (BYT) claimed responsibility for the attack. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi also claimed responsibility and questioned the veracity of the claim by the BYT.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sariab Road area

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 Vehicle of Former Inspector General of Police: Qazi Abdul Wahid
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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
Baloch Young Tigers (BYT) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Former DIG shot dead in Quetta," DAWN Group, September 3, 2015.
"Former senior police official gunned down in Quetta," Daily Pakistan Today, September 3, 2015.
"Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 05 September 2015," OSC Summary, September 5, 2015.