Incident Summary:

12/13/2015: Assailants opened fire on a Khassadars checkpoint in Takhtha Baig, near Jamrud, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. At least one soldier was killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Near Jamrud

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Khassadars
Specific Description Checkpoint
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Said Jan.
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 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
"Pakistan: Khasadar martyred in criminals' attack on checkpost," The Nation Online, December 14, 2015.
"Unidentified militants kill a paramilitary official in Pakistan's Khyber," Jane's Terrorism Watch Report, December 16, 2015.
"FRC Daily Brief, Monday, December 14, 2015," FATA Research Centre, December 15, 2015.