Incident Summary:

11/19/2016: Assailants opened fire on Frontier Corps (FC) personnel along Fatima Jinnah Road in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least four people, including three soldiers and one Balochistan Constabulary officer, were killed and another person was injured in the assault. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State separately claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on Fatima Jinnah 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)
Specific Description Personnel: Younas, Ahmed Nawaz, Muhammad Ali
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Balochistan Constabulary
Specific Description Constable: Shah Wali
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 The victims included Gul Ahmed. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
"Cop killed in Quetta firing buried in Chaman," The Balochistan Times (AsiaNet), November 21, 2016.
"Four LEA men killed, one injured in Quetta firing," Daily The Pak Banker (Plus Media Solutions Private Limited Publication), November 21, 2016.
"Four Pak security personnel killed in IS-claimed attack," Indian Express, November 20, 2016.