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Lashkar-e-Jhangvi

The Terrorist group "Lashkar-e-Jhangvi" is an almost insignificant association in a worldwide comparison. Since 1996 it is active in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. In the years 2012 to 2016 alone, a total of 85 terrorist acts with 666 killed people were registered. Among them were 17 suicide attacks.

The most frequently affected targets were Private citizens and Police. The most common forms of terrorism were Armed Assault and Bombing.

Overview: Terrorism

List of Terror Groups

Comparison by country

Number of attacks since 1996

Only those acts of terrorism were evaluated, in which the terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed the main responsibility. There may well be further attacks on which Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has declared itself to be a subordinate group or in which a subordinate role has been identified by the authorities. These cases are not covered here.



Primary attack targets



Type of attacks



Pakistan 1996 to 2016

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Balochistan656601,098345
Sindh271583840
Punjab13861090
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa5781360
North-West Frontier Province226360
Gilgit-Baltistan1000
Federally Administered Tribal Areas122700


India 2001

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Jammu and Kashmir2040


Afghanistan 2011 to 2013

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Kabul2581370


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. For the definition of a terrorist act see the introduction of our terrorism pages.