Incident Summary:

12/01/2015: Assailants opened fire on a Pakistan Army Military Police (MP) vehicle on M.A. Jinnah Road in Karachi, Sindh province, Pakistan. At least two soldiers were killed in the assault. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in response to the deaths of group members. Separately, the Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State also claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on M.A. Jinnah road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Army
Specific Description Military Police (MP) Vehicle
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 Handgun
Weapon Details
A 9-mm pistol was 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Rashid and Arshad.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"LeJ takes responsibility of killing military officer in Pakistan," Economic Times, December 2, 2015.
"Pakistan: Two Military Police officials shot dead in Karachi," Dawn Online, December 1, 2015.
"Singapore: Two Pakistani soldiers killed in rare targeted Karachi attack," Channel NewsAsia Online, December 1, 2015.