Incident Summary:

02/11/2017: Assailants abducted Mohibur Rehman near Tajori, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Rehman, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Department of Education deputy director, was released unharmed the following day, February 12, 2017. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Near Tajori

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Department of Education
Specific Description Deputy Director: Mohibur Rehman
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 1
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Kidnapped official set free in Lakki," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), February 13, 2017.
"Fata official kidnapped in Lakki Marwat," The News International, February 12, 2017.
"Abducted officer of FATA Education department released," Khyber News, February 12, 2017.