Incident Summary:

10/18/2017: Assailants shot and killed a Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) inspector along Qambrani Road in Shahwani neighborhood, Quetta, Pakistan. Al-Alami faction of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201710180012

When:
2017-10-18

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Balochistan

City:
Quetta

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Qambrani Road in the Shahwani neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Counter Terrorism Department (CTD)
Specific Description Official: Inspector Abdul Salam
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A 9-mm pistol was 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
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 / 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
Sources
"CTD inspector Abdul Salam gunned down in Quetta," Dunya News, October 18, 2017."
"7 killed in Balochistan suicide attack," The Gulf Today, October 18, 2017."
"7 killed, 22 injured in suicide attackĀ ," Daily Balochistan Express, October 18, 2017."