Incident Summary:

09/06/2015: Assailant abducted 13 Touheed-ul-Islam (TuI) militia members in Khyber district, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. Five of the hostages were killed and their bodies were discovered on September 7, 2015. Two of the victims were released while the remaining six hostages were killed and their bodies were discovered on September 9, 2015. Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Khyber district

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Zakhakhel Bazaar.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Touheed-ul-Islam (TuI)
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 13
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 3
Outcome Combination
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
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
"Six pro-govt militia members killed in Khyber," The Statesman (AsiaNet), September 10, 2015.
"Kidnapped and killed: Bodies of six more TuI volunteers found," The Express Tribune, September 9, 2015.
"Pakistan: Banned Outfit Claims Responsibility for Killing of 5 Volunteers," Mingora Daily Azadi Swat Online, September 8, 2015.