Incident Summary:

01/06/2017: Assailants opened fire on a taxi transporting Hazara civilians in Mubarak neighborhood, Quetta, Pakistan. At least five people were injured in the assault. Al-Alami faction of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201701060007

When:
2017-01-06

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Quetta

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mubarak neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Hazara Civilians: Sahib Ali, Najeebullah, Javed Ali
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 Nazam Ali and Irfan Ali. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
"Six wounded in Quetta shooting," The Messenger, January 7, 2017."
"Five Hazara men injured in Quetta attack," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), January 7, 2017."
"Five Shia Hazaras injured in attack," Dawn (Pakistan), January 7, 2017."