Incident Summary:

09/23/2017: Assailants in Afghanistan opened fire on a Pakistan Army post in Rajgal, Bara subdistrict, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. At least four people, including one soldier and three assailants, were killed and two other assailants were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federally Administered Tribal Areas


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Khyber district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Pakistan Army
Specific Description Post
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Sniper rifles and other firearms 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Lieutenant Arsalan Alam.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Islam (Pakistan) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 2
"Sniper who attacked Pakistani forces killed in Afghanistan," The Express Tribune, October 25, 2017.
"Lieutenant martyred in firing from Afghanistan," Daily Times, September 24, 2017.
"Lieutenant martyred in cross-border attack," The Nation (AsiaNet), September 24, 2017.