Incident Summary:

07/12/2000: Three Buddhist monks were killed at the Rungdum monastery in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir State, by unknown gunmen suspected of reacting to comments made by a Buddhist spokesman.

GTD ID:
200007120004

When:
2000-07-12

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

City:
Ladakh

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Indian Buddhist Monks
Specific Description Monks at the Rungdum monastery
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
The weapons utilized in the incident were not specified.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three monks killed in Kargil,” The Statesman (India), July 13, 2000."
Anshul Chaturvedi, “Militancy searching for communal toehold in Ladakh,” The Times of India, July 23, 2000.