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Incidents and Statements involving Lashkar-e-Jhangvi: 2015

SL. No.



Nature of incident


January 8

Kot Lakhpat / Punjab / Pakistan

Akram Lahori, the Saalar-e-Aala (commander-in-chief) of the LeJ, executed at the Kot Lakhpat Jail. The jail has received death warrant of Lahori who was involved in the killing of an Iranian diplomat.

Violent (Hanged)
January 13 Sukkur / Sindh

Three militants of LeJ Shahid Hanif alias Mufti Shahid, Muhammad Talha and Khalil Ahmed alias Hassan Jan were executed in Central Prisons in Sukkur of Sindh. They were condemned to death by an anti-terrorism court after they were found guilty of killing Syed Zafar Hussain Zaidi, director laboratories of MoD in Karachi in July 2001.

Violent (Hanged)
January 13 Pakistan

The anti-terrorism court Number 1 awarded death on 22 counts to four militants of LeJ for attacking the Multan ISI headquarters. Abdur Rahim, Hafiz Salman, Sajjad and Muhammad Afzal have been awarded death on 11 counts under section 302 of the PPC and the same sentence under section 7 of the ATA.

Non-violent (death sentence)
February 2

Block-7 / Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town / Karachi / Sindh

The LeJ militants hurled a grenade near a private school in Block-7 area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town in Karachi of Sindh. However, no casualties were reported. The militants also left a threat letter before escaping from the scene.

Violent (bombing)
February 3

Karachi / Sindh

Two convicted terrorists affiliated with LeJ, identified as Attaullah alias Qasim and Mohammad Azam alias Sharif, were hanged till death in Karachi Central prison. Qasim and Sharif were sentenced to death for killing Dr Ali Raza Peerani in June 2001 in Soldier Bazaar area of Jamshed Town.

Non-violent (Hanging)
February 15

Sariab / Quetta / Balochistan

A key 'commander' of LeJ, identified as Usman Saifullah Kurd, and his companion were killed while two FC personnel were injured in a raid conducted by FC in Sariab area of Quetta. A third of their accomplice was arrested unhurt. Kurd had been convicted by an Anti-Terror Court in 2003 for masterminding two sectarian attacks in Quetta. He had escaped from the high security Quetta cantonment jail in 2008, following which the Government imposed a bounty of PKR 2.5 million on him. According to security sources, Kurd was believed to be the mastermind of the January 31, 2015, Shikarpur Imambargah attack in Sindh. Intelligence sources also said that he had close contacts to both al Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban.

Violent (Killing)
February 25


The Federal Ministry of Interior said that LeJ was carrying out terrorist activities across the country to get the hangings of its leaders and workers stopped and to secure their release or help them escape. According to the NCMC threat alert issued to the Provinces, militant groups like the LeJ and TTP may jointly carry out terrorist activities. According to a private television channel, the cell has dispatched a letter (threat alert) to the home secretaries of Sindh, Punjab, KP, Balochistan, Provincial Police Chiefs, the IG FC of KP and Balochistan and authorities in PoK and the Gilgit Baltistan region.

"The LeJ is infuriated over crackdown on its activists. LeJ had approached al Qaeda for help but it expressed its inability to do so citing its preoccupation in other areas like Syria and Iraq. LeJ then contacted TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah who not only provided finance to LeJ but also promised to extend further assistance. Now LeJ-Fazlullah nexus is at work in unleashing the wave of terrorism in the country," the letter read. In the letter, the cell claims that terrorists are planning to conduct terrorist activities in the Punjab, most likely in Lahore.

Non-violent (Threat Alert)
May 6

Lasbela / Balochistan

Lasbela Police arrested a militant belonging to LeJ, identified as Alam Ziab, during a raid in Lasbela University of Lasbela District in Balochistan.

Non-violent (Arrest)
July 28

Shahwala / Muzaffargarh / Punjab

Malik Ishaq, 'chief' of LeJ, his two sons Usman and Haq Nawaz, and 11 others were killed in an alleged exchange of fire with Police in Shahwala area of Muzaffargarh District in Punjab. At least six Policemen were injured in the encounter.

Violent (killing)
August 25

Mian Gundi / Quetta / Balochistan

At least four LeJ militants, including one of its 'commanders', were shot dead and a FC official was injured in a clash in Mian Gundi area of Quetta in Balochistan.

Violent (killing)
November 8

MPR Colony / Manghopir / Gadap Town / Karachi / Sindh

Police claimed to have arrested three LeJ militants from MPR Colony in Manghopir area of Gadap Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. They also claimed that the suspects were planning some major acts of terrorism to avenge the killing of LeJ leader Malik Ishaq in an encounter in Punjab.

Non-violent (Arrest)
November 25

Badami Bagh / Lahore

Four LeJ terrorists, including the founding member of the outfit, identified as Haroon Bhatti, were killed while three Policemen were injured in a Police encounter in Badami Bagh area of Lahore.

Violent (Killing)
November 27

Farooq-i-Azam Madrassah / Cantonment / Lahore

The CTD arrested nine suspected militants belonging to LeJ from the Farooq-i-Azam Madrassah in the Cantonment area of Lahore.

Non-violent (Arrest)
December 13

Parachinar / Kurram Agency / FATA

At least 25 persons were killed and 62 injured in a sectarian attack when a device containing about 35 kilograms of explosives ripped through a makeshift market in Parachinar town of Kurram Agency in FATA. Two militant groups, LeJ Al-Alami and Ansarul Mujahideen (based in South Waziristan Agency) claimed responsibility for the attack, with one of them saying the target was the Shia community. A statement released to a foreign media channel and attributed to the spokesman for the Jhangvi group, Ali bin Sufian, said the attack had been carried out against the Shia elements who were supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Iranian government. "We warn ... parents that if they don't stop their children from ongoing (sic) conflict in Syria they should remain prepared for more such attacks," Sufian said.

Violent (Killing)
December 17

Lahore / Punjab

The CTD of Punjab Police arrested six LeJ militants from provincial capital Lahore. The Police also claimed to have recovered a huge amount of explosives and electronic detonators from their possession.

Non-violent (Arrest)





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