Incident Summary:

11/20/2015: Assailants opened fire on a Pakistan Rangers checkpost at Abu Hurairah Mosque in Ittehad Town, Karachi, Pakistan. At least three soldiers were killed and four others were injured in the assault. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the incident. In addition, sources attributed the attack to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Ittehad Town neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Rangers
Specific Description Checkpost
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Abu Hurairah Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Naeem Bukhari Group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Two people involved in Sabri murder arrested by CTD: Sindh CM Murad Shah," DAWN Group, November 7, 2016.
"Investigators suspect LeJ hand in killing of Army, Rangers and police in Karachi," Pakistan Today, May 24, 2016.