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Incidents and Statements involving Lashkar-e-Jhangvi: 2017

SL. No.



Nature of incident


January 8

Karachi / Sindh

The Sindh CTD Transnational Terrorism Intelligence Group in-charge Raja Umer Khattab said that there might be surge in sectarian violence in city if LEAs don't chalk out a strategy to clamp down on sleeper cells. The sleeper cells of AQIS and the LeJ are believed to be involved in the recent attacks on Policemen and there might be a surge in sectarian violence in the coming days, Raja Umer Khattab said. "In the past AQIS has used homemade bombs containing ball bearings in the Taimuria Police Station a Russian-made grenade was used, something that is new," Raja Umer Khattab added. "AQIS primarily used handmade bombs. They had started off by making ball bombs and IEDs. The use of a grenade now suggests that sleeper cells of these terrorist outfits are now active and their members possess new kinds of weapons and explosives," Raja Umer Khattab added further.

January 23

Bahawalpur / Punjab

The CTD arrested two LeJ militants during raided on a house on Airport Road near railway line in Bahawalpur District of Punjab around 3pm. A CTD spokesman said they received information about the presence of 'terrorists' planning to attack some installation in Bahawalpur. A CTD team raided the house on Airport Road and arrested two LeJ militants, identified as Khalid Mahmood and Sajjad. Explosive material and two live grenades were recovered from their possession.

Non-violent (Arrest)
February 1

Luni Jungle / Kulachi / Dera Ismail Khan / KP

Security Forces killed a TTP militant and arrested eight other suspects during an exchange of fire in the Luni Jungle area under Kulachi tehsil in Dera Ismail Khan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Three Army personnel - Major Abbas, Captain Omer and Naik Adnan - were injured during a 'routine sanitisation operation', the ISPR said in a statement.

Violent (Killing)
March 9

Sindh / Balochistan

Unnamed Officials involved in anti terrorist operations have revealed that LeJ, a proscribed organization, particularly active in the port city of Karachi (provincial capital of Sindh) and Quetta (provincial capital of Baluchistan).

Non-violent (Statement)
March 30

Nankana Sahib / Punjab

A prominent local leader of the Ahmadi community and a relative of Nobel laureate Abdus Salam was shot dead in Nankana Sahib town of Punjab in the morning in an attack claimed by the banned LeJ.

Violent (Killing)
September 14

Karachi / Sindh

The CTD said that two "high-profile militants" of the banned LeJ who earlier escaped from Karachi's Central Jail had crossed over to Afghanistan from the Chaman border in Balochistan. In a report submitted to the Sindh Home Ministry on the orders of CM Murad Ali Shah, the CTD said that the Police party tailing Shaikh Muhammad Mumtaz alias Firaun, and Muhammad Ahmed Khan alias Munna, failed to arrest the two men. The fugitives had broken out from Karachi's Central Jail on June 13 following a shocking lapse of security at the facility.

Non-violent (escape)
September 18

Chak 83/M / Jalalpur Pirwala / Multan / Punjab

Two terrorists belonging to LeJ were killed in an encounter with the CTD officials at Chak 83/M area of Jalalpur Pirwala tehsil in Multan District. One of the deceased militants was identified as Ijaz Asghar. The CTD personnel recovered three hand grenades, a rifle and a pistol from the scene.

Non-violent (Arrest)
September 19

Bandhani Colony / Liaquatabad / Karachi / Sindh

The CTD claimed to have arrested up two suspected target killers allegedly belonging to LeJ during a raid in Bandhani Colony of Liaquatabad in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Non-violent (Arrest)
October 5

Khwaja Ajmer Nagri / Karachi / Sindh

One LeJ militant, Saad Surkhan, who was planning to carry out major acts of terrorism in the city, was gunned down in an encounter with a joint team of Police and IB in Khwaja Ajmer Nagri area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
December 29

SITE Superhighway Industrial Area / Karachi / Sindh

Five LeJ militants were arrested in SITE Superhighway Industrial Area of Karachi in Sindh. The militants were planning to assassinate an important personality belonging to the Shia community.

Non-Violent (Arrest)





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