Incident Summary:

06/29/2016: Assailants opened fire on a Frontier Corps (FC) patrol along Double Road in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least four soldiers were killed and three other people, including two soldiers and a civilian, were injured in the assault. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for the death of four group members.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the area around Double road

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Frontier Corps (FC)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Balochistan launches crackdown on Lashkar-e-Jhangvi," The Nation Pakistan, July 1, 2016.
"4 killed in firing on security forces vehicle in SW Pakistan," Xinhua General News Service, June 29, 2016.
"Gunmen kill 8 security forces in Pakistan's Quetta," Associated Press, June 29, 2016.