Incident Summary:

06/28/2016: Assailants opened fire on a Pakistani Police vehicle in Hazar Ganji neighborhood, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least two officers were killed in the assault. This was one of two similar attacks targeting police personnel in and around Quetta on the same day. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility and stated that the incidents were carried out in retaliation for the death of four group members.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Hazar Ganji neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description 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 Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Ghazi Rashid Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Balochistan launches crackdown on Lashkar-e-Jhangvi," The Nation Pakistan, July 1, 2016.
"Gunmen kill 8 security forces in Pakistan's Quetta," Associated Press, June 29, 2016.
"Pakistan: Four police officials shot dead in Quetta," Dawn Online, June 28, 2016.