Incident Summary:

04/07/2017: Assailants opened fire on Ashfaq Ahmed in Sabzazar neighborhood, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Ahmed, a retired University of Veterinary Sciences professor and Ahmadi civilian, was killed in the assault. Al-Alami faction of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) separately claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also attributed the incident to Aalmi Majlis-i-Tahfuz-i-Khatam-i-Nubuwaat.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sabzazar 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 Ahmadi Civilian: Ashfaq Ahmed
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Aalmi Majlis-i-Tahfuz-i-Khatam-i-Nubuwaat No
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Pakistan: Four Arrested in Murder Case of Ahmedi Professor in Lahore," Dawn Online, May 21, 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.