Incident Summary:

05/09/2018: Assailants armed with grenades and automatic firearms attacked a Pakistan Muslim League: Nawaz (PML-N) election office in Lyari neighborhood, Karachi, Pakistan. At least four people, including Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Aqeel Rehmani and one assailant, were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Baba Ladla Gang.

GTD ID:
201805090024

When:
2018-05-09

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sindh

City:
Karachi

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Lyari neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Pakistan Muslim League: Nawaz (PML-N)
Specific Description Election Office
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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 Aqeel Rehmani, a Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) member. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Baba Ladla Gang No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
Sources
"Local PML-N leader among four injured in firing, grenade attack in Karachi," Pakistan Today, May 10, 2018.
"Three gang members killed in Lyari, after attack on political party office," ARY News.tv, May 10, 2018.
"Three hurt as PML-N office attacked in Lyari," The News International, May 9, 2018.