Incident Summary:

07/26/2016: Two assailants opened fire on a military vehicle in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. At least two soldiers were killed in the assault. The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack; however, officials questioned the veracity of this claim. Sources also attributed the incident to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Saddar Town.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Army
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A 9-mm pistol was 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Abdul Razzaq and Khadim Hussain. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Naeem Bukhari Group No
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (suspected) Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
"Two people involved in Sabri murder arrested by CTD: Sindh CM Murad Shah," DAWN Group, November 7, 2016.
"Gunmen who killed army men disappeared into Gulshan-i-Iqbal: CTD," DAWN Group, July 28, 2016.
"Pakistan: Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for killing military officers in Karachi," Daily Times Online, July 27, 2016.