Incident Summary:

10/26/2016: Assailants shot and killed a polio worker in Ghundi, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also attributed the incident to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Sikandar Khel

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Ghundi in Khyber district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Polio Worker: Fazal Amin
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Attack on polio workers: Mastermind killed in IBO ," The Express Tribune, October 31, 2016.
"Anti-polio campaigner shot dead in Khyber Agency," The Messenger, October 27, 2016.
"Pakistan: Anti-Polio Activist Shot Dead in Khyber Agency," Dawn Online, October 27, 2016.