Incident Summary:

01/06/2017: Assailants opened fire on Pakistan Traffic Police officers near Five Star Chowrangi in North Nazimabad neighborhood, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. At least one civilian was killed and an officer was injured in the assault. This was one of two attacks carried out by the same assailants on this date. No group claimed responsibility; however, officials attributed the incidents to Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Five Star Chowrangi area of the North Nazimabad neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistan Traffic Police
Specific Description Constable: Bashir Ramzan
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?Yes
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Dangerous nexus," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), January 13, 2017.
"Next attack," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), January 7, 2017.
"Police station attacked in Karachi," Daily Times, January 6, 2017.