Incident Summary:

01/04/2017: Assailants opened fire on Iqbal Mehmood in Gulistan-e-Johar neighborhood, Karachi, Pakistan. Mehmood, a Pakistani Police sub-inspector, was killed and at least two other people were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, officials attributed the attack to Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Gulistan-e-Johar neighborhood, in Malir district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Sub-Inspector: Iqbal Mehmood
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Waseem, Hafeezullah
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Multiple 9-mm pistols 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent No
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi No
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 0
"Dangerous nexus," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), January 13, 2017.
"Pakistan: Police officer and civilian killed in separate shootings in Karachi," Daily Times Online, January 5, 2017.
"Karachi: One killed, three injured in different firing incidents," Dunya News, January 4, 2017.