Incident Summary:

03/30/2017: An assailant opened fire on Malik Saleem Latif in Nankana Sahib, Punjab, Pakistan. Latif, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiya leader and Ahmadiyya community leader, was killed and his son was injured in the assault. The Al-Alami faction of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that the victim was targeted for promoting Ahmadiyya beliefs. Separately, the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) also claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Nankana Sahib

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description President of Jamaat Ahmadiyya in Nankana Sahib District: Malik Saleem Latif
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
A 12-bore pump action shotgun was 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
Additional Information The victims included Malik Awais. Malik Saleem Latif was the cousin of Abdus Salam, a Nobel laureate.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Lawyer From Persecuted Muslim Minority Shot Dead In Pakistan," AFP (World Service), March 30, 2017.
"Ahmadi professor murdered in Pakistan, third killing since last month," Hindustan Times, April 19, 2017.
"Another Member of Minority Religious Sect Slain in Pakistan," VOA News, April 19, 2017.