Incident Summary:

10/22/2020: Assailants kidnapped two employees of the Sarhad Rural Support Program (SRSP) in Makin, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The outcome of the abduction is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the South Waziristan district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Sarhad Rural Support Program (SRSP)
Specific Description Vehicle of Employees: Taimoor, Shafiullah
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom 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) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Police suggested the attack may have been a kidnap for ransom but no actual motive was known.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two NGO workers kidnapped in South Waziristan," Dawn (Pakistan), October 23, 2020.
"Pakistan- Two NGO employees kidnapped in South Waziristan," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), October 22, 2020.