Incident Summary:

05/14/2017: Assailants opened fire on the vehicle of a government official in Olay Cheena, Kurram district, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. At least two people, including the official and his guard, were killed in the assault. Al-Alami faction of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Olay Cheena

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Kurram district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Kurram Agency
Specific Description Vehicle of Official: Muharrar Sarfaraz Hussain
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
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
Additional Information The victims included Mumtaz Hussain.
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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: Unidentified Gunmen Shot Dead Official, Guard in Kurram Agency," Dawn Online, May 15, 2017.
"Pakistan: Two political administration officials killed in Kurram Agency," The Express Tribune Online, May 14, 2017.
"Pakistan: Gunmen kill two in northwest tribal region," The Nation Online, May 14, 2017.