Incident Summary:

11/05/2016: Assailants armed with rockets and firearms attacked a joint Frontier Corps (FC) and Khassadars checkpost along Torkham Road in Takhta Baig, Khyber district, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. At least one soldier was killed and three others were injured in the assault. Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in revenge for the detainment of tribal members. Sources also suspected that the incident was carried out by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

GTD ID:
201611060018

When:
2016-11-05

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

City:
Khyber district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Takhta Baig area along the Torkham 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); Khassadars
Specific Description Takhta Beg Checkpost
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Rocket launchers and firearms were 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 Shahid Khan. 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-Islam (Pakistan) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"Militants' attack leaves 1 security man dead in Pakistan," Associated Press International, November 6, 2016.
"Report: Pakistan-Afghanistan Highway Closed on Killing of Security Personnel in Khyber Agency," BBC Online, November 6, 2016.
"Pakistan: Over 20 Suspects Arrested in Jamrud Operation; Arms Seized," Dawn Online, November 7, 2016.