Incident Summary:

02/14/2016: Assailants abducted Malik Janan and Malik Mazagai in Bobrak Thana, Kurram district, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. The outcome of the kidnapping of Janan and Mazagai, two tribal elders, is unknown. Halqa-e-Mehsud claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that the victims were accused of espionage.

GTD ID:
201602140037

When:
2016-02-14

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Bobrak Thana

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the area in Kurram district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Suspected Spies: Malik Janan, Malik Mazagai
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Halqa-e-Mehsud Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"PAKISTANI TALIBAN RELEASE VIDEO SHOWING KIDNAPPED TRIBAL LEADERS," States News Service, February 18, 2016."
"Hakeemullah Group Claimed Responsibility for the Kidnapping of Tribal Elders," FATA Research Centre, February 16, 2016."