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Incidents and Statements involving Lashkar-e-Jhangvi: 2016

SL. No.



Nature of incident


February 17

Sharaqpur / Sheikhupura / Punjab

Seven militants, belonging to TTP and LeJ, who were on their way to launch an attack in Sharaqpur area, were killed in an exchange of gunfire during a Police encounter in Sheikhupura District of Punjab.

Violent (Encounter)
February 22

Pipri / Gadap Town / Karachi / Sindh

The Sindh Police killed 12 terrorists, belonging to AQIS and LeJ, in two separate encounters in Pipri area and Gadap Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Violent (Encounter)
February 22

Pipri / Gadap Town / Karachi / Sindh

The Sindh Police killed 12 terrorists, belonging to AQIS and LeJ, in two separate encounters in Pipri area and Gadap Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Violent (Encounter)
February 22

Dera Ghazi Khan / Punjab

A key operative of the LeJ, identified as Asif Chotu, was arrested during a search operation in Dera Ghazi Khan District. Chotu was wanted by the Police in the Justice Baqar Maqbool attack case and other crimes. The suspect was carrying head money of PKR 2.5 million.

Non-violent (Arrest)
March 5

Inara Garden / Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town / Karachi / Sindh

Police claimed to have killed four militants belonging to AQIS and LeJ during an encounter near Inara Garden in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Malir SSP Rao Anwar said that suspects were allegedly involved in the killing of security personnel and members of Shia community.

Violent (Encounter)
March 5

Karachi / Sindh

AQIS and the LeJ are hiring Karachi-based militants of HuMA, and are planning attacks on major important installations in the city, said the Home Department letter issued to Police and Rangers.

Non-violent (Statement)
June 20

Uch Sharif / Bahawalpur / Punjab

The CTD foiled an attack on a shrine in Uch Sharif area of Bahawalpur District and arrested three LeJ terrorists. The arrested suspects were identified as Javed, Maulvi Asif and Maqsood Ahmad.

Non-violent (Arrest)
June 30 Quetta / Balochistan

FC forces killed three LeJ militants during a crackdown in provincial capital Quetta. The crackdown was launched following a spate of attacks targeting Security Forces. LeJ had claimed responsibility for killing four Policemen on June 28, 2016, and four FC soldiers on June 29, 2016.

Violent (Killing)
July 14


CoAS General Raheel Sharif approved death sentence awarded by the military courts to 12 LeJ and TTP terrorists. The convicts were involved in committing heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of civilians, attacking armed forces of Pakistan and law enforcement agencies, destruction of schools and communication infrastructure. Three convicts, identified as Muhammad Asif, Shahadat Hussain and Yasin, were active members of LeJ. The other nine convicts, Muhammad Qayyum Bacha, Muhammad Tayyab, Said Akbar, Muhammd Ayaz, Barkat Ali, Azizur Rehman, Hussain Dar, Ishaq, Behram Sher belonged to TTP.

Non-violent (Death Sentence conviction)
11 July 18 Sohrab Goth / Gadap Town / Malir Town / Karachi / Sindh

Four LeJ militants, including a 'commander' and two would-be bombers, were shot dead in a Police encounter in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town in District Malir of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
12 July 20 Shah Latif / Bin Qasim Town / Karachi / Sindh

CTD Police shot dead two militants, identified as Ashraf Joonu and Shaukat Sardar alias Usman alias Azam, belonging to LeJ and AQIS during a raid in their hideout at Shah Latif area of Bin Qasim Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
13 July 31

Parrianwala railway crossing / Sheikhupura / Punjab

Seven suspected LeJ and the TTP militants were killed during an exchange of fire with CTD personnel near the Parrianwala railway crossing in Sheikhupura District of Punjab.

Violent (Killing)
14 August 25 Sindh / Pakistan

Pakistan Rangers Sindh announced a PKR 5 million award for information leading to the arrest of LeJ-Alami chief Syed Safdar. The chief of LJA is "wanted in several acts of terrorism", said the spokesperson. Safdar operates under various aliases, such as, Khurassani and Mowavia. "If anyone has information about him, he should inform the Rangers through WhatsApp, phone number, email or helpline," added the spokesperson.

Non-violent (Head money announcement)
15 October 24 New Sariab PTC / Quetta / Balochistan

At least 61 SF personnel were killed, and 164 others were injured as terrorists stormed the New Sariab PTC, some 13 kilometres away from Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, in the night.

The Hakimullah faction of the TTP claimed responsibility for the attack. "TTP Hakimullah group's Karachi unit was behind the attack," the group said. The Hakimullah group said four of its militants took part in the attack. However, Major General Sher Afghan, chief of the paramilitary Frontier Corps in Balochistan, which led the counter-operation, said the militants belonged to the Al-Alami (The international) faction of the LeJ - which is affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban. "They were in communication with operatives in Afghanistan," he added.

Violent (Claim)
16 November 6

Mastung and Mach Districts / Balochistan

FC personnel arrested six suspected militants in two separate operations conducted in Mastung and Mach Districts. An FC spokesperson said that four of the arrested men belonged to the LeJ. They were arrested during a search operation in the Shamsabad area of Mastung District.

Non-violent (Arrest)
17 November 20

Killi Geo / Quetta / Balochistan

A suspect has been taken into custody from Killi Geo area of Quetta in Balochistan who allegedly has relations with banned militant organisation, LeJ.

Non-violent (Arrest)
18 November 26

Kanak / Mastung / Balochistan

Two suspected militants of LeJ were killed and another (also from LeJ) was arrested during a gun battle with law enforcement agencies in the Kanak area of Mastung District in Balochistan.

Violent (Killing)
19 December 5

Huramzai / Pishin / Balochistan

FC personnel killed five militants of LeJ in the village of Huramzai in Pishin District of Balochistan.

Violent (Killing)





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