Incident Summary:

05/29/2017: Assailants opened fire on Umar Rehman along Jail Road in Huddah neighborhood, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. Rehman, a Pakistani Police Deputy Superintendent, was killed and his nephew, a sub-inspector, was injured in the assault. Al-Alami faction of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201705290004

When:
2017-05-29

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Quetta

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Jail Road in the Huddah neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Pakistani Police
Specific Description Officers: Umar Rehman, Bilal-ur-Rehman
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Additional Information Victims included a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and a Sub-Inspector, respectively.
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 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
Sources
"Police line DSP, Inspector injured in Quetta attack," The Frontier Star (AsiaNet), May 30, 2017."
"Martyred police officer laid to rest," Dawn (Pakistan), May 31, 2017."
"Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 30 May 2017," Summary, May 30, 2017."