Incident Summary:

12/17/2016: Assailants opened fire on the convoy of Fayyaz Ali and Abdul Aziz Jhakrani near Kili Bareet, Jhao subdistrict, Balochistan, Pakistan. Ali, the Pakistani Police Assistant Commissioner, and Jhakrani, the Pakistani Police District Police Officer (DPO), were not harmed; however, at least five officers were injured in the assault. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201612170008

When:
2016-12-17

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Jhao

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Kili Bareet area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Convoy of Officers: Assistant Commissioner Fayyaz Ali, District Police Officer (DPO) Abdul Aziz Jhakrani
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Levies Forces
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suspected militants ambush convoy of govt officials in Balochistan's Awaran district," DAWN Group, December 17, 2016."
"DPO, AC remain safe, five cops injured in Awaran attack," Pakistan Today, December 17, 2016."
"Suspected militants ambush convoy of govt officials in Balochistan’s Awaran district," Daily Balochistan Express, December 17, 2016."