Incident Summary:

11/27/2016: Assailants opened fire on the vehicle of Faiz Shirgri in Aladdin Park neighborhood, Karachi, Pakistan. Shirgri, a Pakistan Traffic Police deputy superintendent, was killed and at least two people, including an assailant, were injured in the assault. This was one of three related attacks in different Karachi neighborhoods on the same day. The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi separately claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Aladdin Park area of the Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighborhood, Karachi East district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistan Traffic Police
Specific Description Vehicle of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP): Faiz Shirgri
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 two related incidents in Karachi on October 7, 2016.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"One group involved in at least five sectarian attacks, say police," Dawn (Pakistan), November 29, 2016.
"Sectarian attacks leave two dead in Pakistan's Karachi," Mizzima News, November 28, 2016.
"Traffic police official shot dead in Karachi," Daily Balochistan Express, November 27, 2016.