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Incidents and Statements involving Lashkar-e-Jhangvi: 2013

SL. No.



Nature of incident


January 10

Alamdar Road / Quetta / Balochistan

A powerful bomb went off under a SF vehicle at the busy Bacha Khan Chowk in Quetta. Twelve persons were killed and over 47 others injured. LeJ claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Violent (Killing)
February 16 Quetta / Balochistan

84 persons were killed and 200 others injured in bomb blast in Quetta. It was a remote-controlled bomb," Wazir Khan Nasir, senior Police officer in Quetta said. "It was a sectarian attack, the Shia community was the target," he added. A spokesman for the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Abubakar Siddique, told reporters by phone that "Our suicide bomber carried out the blast and the Shia community in Hazara Town was the target."

Violent (Killing)
February 19

Quetta / Balochistan

The LeJ warned the Government to immediately shift its under-trial militants from the high-security ATF Jail in Quetta, Cantonment to the Central Jail Hudda in the Quetta or get ready to face yet another suicide assault by its Fidayeen attackers - this time targeting the ATF prison. According to well-placed circles in the security establishment, the threat was hurled by Abu Bakar Siddiq, the spokesman of the LeJ's Balochistan chapter in phone calls he had made after the February 16 Hazara town bomb blast in Quetta which killed 84 Shia Hazaras.

Non-violent (threat)
February 20

Bahawalnagar jail / Bahawalnagar District / Punjab

Senior LeJ leader Ghulam Rasool was arrested under the maintenance of public order and shifted to the Bahawalnagar jail (Bahawalnagar District).

The move came in wake of attacks on Hazara Shia in Balochistan for which the LeJ had claimed responsibility. The Supreme Court also took suo moto notice of the incident and asked the Federal Government to act against those responsible.

Non-violent (Arrest)
February 22

Rahim Yar Khan / Punjab

Police said that they arrested the leader of LeJ, Malik Ishaq, in the Rahim Yar Khan town of same District in connection with sectarian attacks in Quetta (Quetta District), the provincial capital of Balochistan that have killed nearly 200 people in 2013. The LeJ claimed responsibility for both attack in Quetta.

Non-violent (Arrest)
February 24

Sahiwal / Punjab

Federal Minister of Interior Rehman Malik revealed that two groups of LeJ were operating in the Pakistan under the leadership of Malik Ishaq and Maulana Ludhianvi. Talking to the media in Sahiwal (Punjab), Malik said that all provinces needed to take action against terrorism.

Non-violent (Statement)

March 18 Mobina town / Karachi / Sindh

The key suspect of the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, Qari Abdul Hayye alias Asadullah, a former chief of Sindh chapter of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), was arrested in a covert operation by Rangers from Mobina town.

March 21

Manghopir / Karachi / Sindh

Police arrested three alleged terrorists of TTP and LeJ after a brief shootout at Manghopir Road in Karachi.

April 23

Jinnah town, Gawalmandi chowk and an intersection at Gurdat Singh Road Quetta / Balochistan

Three other blasts were also reported from Quetta. Bombs went off in an open field at Jinnah town, Gawalmandi chowk and an intersection at Gurdat Singh Road. Six persons were injured at Gawalmandi Chowk. LeJ claimed responsibility for all the attacks.

May 7

Hub River Road / Karachi / Sindh

Police arrested the Karachi 'chief' of LeJ, Qari Shafi Ansari, during a raid at Hub River Road. Police also claimed to have recovered two hand grenades, one rifle, one 8mm pistol and TT pistols from his possession.

July 11

Qazafi Chowk / Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

CID claimed to have arrested six operatives of LeJ from Qazafi Chowk area in Orangi Town of Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh, for their alleged involvement in the June 21, 2013, killing of MQM MPA Sajid Qureshi and 25 others in a sectarian attack in North Nazimabad Town.

July 15

Surjani / Gadap Town / Karachi / Sindh

Police in Karachi claimed that during an operation in Surjani area of Gadap Town in Karachi, they have arrested Bashir Leghari, the mastermind behind the June 26, 2013, bombing targeting the convoy of senior Sindh High Court judge Justice Maqbool Baqar. The suspect is said to belong to the 'Asif chotu group' of the LeJ.

July 23

Super Highway / Karachi / Sindh

Police seized a truck full of sophisticated weapons and thousands of bullets and arrested two LeJ militants Ameer Khan, the driver and one Jahanzeb, from Super Highway in Karachi.

November 13

Gujranwala / Punjab

The Gujranwala District coordination officer ordered detention of 14 suspects of militants' outfits SSP, LeJ and JeM. All the suspects were sent to jail for a period of one month.

Non-violent (Arrest)
November 14

Mauripur / Karachi / Sindh

Six LeJ militants were killed during an exchange of fire with personnel from the CID of Police in Mauripur area of Karachi in Sindh.

Violent (killing)





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