Incident Summary:

10/04/2016: Assailants opened fire on a bus transporting Hazara civilians along Kirani Road in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least four people were killed and another person was injured in the assault. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Kirani Road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Bus of Hazara Civilians
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 Automatic Weapon
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan: 5 dead, 19 injured in Jaffer Express blast in Baluchistan," Muslim News, October 7, 2016.
"Four Shi'ite women killed in Pakistan bus attack," News24, October 4, 2016.
"Gunmen Kill Four Shi'ite Ethnic Hazara Women In Quetta, Pakistan," Radio Free Europe, October 4, 2016.