Incident Summary:

06/22/2016: Assailants opened fire on the vehicle of Amjad Sabri in Liaquatabad neighborhood, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Sabri, a Sufi singer, was killed in the assault. Halqa-e-Mehsud claimed responsibility for the attack. Separately, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi also claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the victim was targeted for partaking in Shia gatherings.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Liaquatabad neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicle of Sufi Singer: Amjad Sabri
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
Multiple 30-bore pistols were 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Halqa-e-Mehsud Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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: LJ Militants Confess They Killed Singer for Participation in Shias Gatherings," Dawn Online, November 12, 2016.
"Qawwal Amjad Sabri's vehicle attacked in Karachi: media reports," DAWN Group, June 22, 2016.
"Amjad Sabri murdered: Legendary Pakistani Sufi singer shot dead in Karachi," International Business Times UK, June 22, 2016.