Incident Summary:

11/20/2016: Assailants opened fire on a Levies Forces checkpoint in Ziyarat Marbal, Safi subdistrict, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. At least two officers were killed in the assault. The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Near Safi

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Ziyarat Marbal area of Safi.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Levies Forces
Specific Description Checkpoint
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 Zakir and Masood Shah.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Pakistan: Two Levies Personnel Shot Dead in Safi District of Mohmand Agency," BBC Online, November 21, 2016.
"Search operations: Three 'militants' killed in Mohmand," The Express Tribune, November 21, 2016.
"Highlights: Pakistan Pashto Press 22 -23 November 2016," Summary, November 22, 2016.