Incident Summary:

10/07/2016: Assailants opened fire on Mansoor Zaidi and his son in Block 8, Gulistan-e-Jauhar neighborhood, Karachi, Pakistan. Zaidi, the Zainul Abideen Imambargah trustee, was killed and his son was injured in the assault. This was one of two attacks carried out by the same assailants in Karachi on this date. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the incidents.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Block 8 area of the Gulistan-e-Jauhar neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Zainul Abideen Imambargah
Specific Description Trustee: Mansoor Zaidi
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Zainul Abideen Imambargah
Specific Description Son of Trustee: Ammar Zaidi
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The same weapon was also used by assailants in three related incidents in Karachi on November 27, 2016.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"One group involved in at least five sectarian attacks, say police," Dawn (Pakistan), November 29, 2016.
"Pakistan Article Discusses Arrest of Ex-Senator, Sect Leaders After Surge in Sectarian Killings," The News Online, November 13, 2016.
"No headway made in probes into sectarian killings," The News International, October 21, 2016.