Incident Summary:

05/21/2016: Assailants shot and killed two traffic police officers in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the incident. However, authorities questioned the veracity of this claim and attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and also suspected the involvement of Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Ayesha Manzil area of the Gulberg neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistan Traffic Police
Specific Description Officers: Mohammed Akram, Shahid
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (suspected) No
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi No
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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
"Pakistan: Suspects of Noted Singer Murder Being Tried in Military Court," Dawn Online, July 28, 2017.
"Pakistan: Report Says Police Focusing on Banned Militant Groups for Killing of Police Officers," Dawn Online, May 23, 2016.
"Two traffic cops gunned down in Azizabad," The News International, May 22, 2016.