Incident Summary:

06/11/2017: Assailants opened fire on a Balochistan Constabulary checkpoint along Sariab Road in Shahwani neighborhood, Quetta, Pakistan. At least three officers were killed and a bystander was injured in the assault. Al-Alami faction of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State separately claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Sariab Road in the Shahwani area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Balochistan Constabulary
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Multiple 9-mm automatic pistols were 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 Ashiq Ali, Mehboob Ali, and Ghulam Mustafa. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Three constabulary men martyred in Quetta," DAWN Group, June 12, 2017.
"Three cops killed in Quetta check-post firing: Daesh claims responsibility," The News International (Asianet-Pakistan), June 12, 2017.
"Two Pakistani Police Officers Killed In Balochistan," Radio Free Europe, June 11, 2017.