Incident Summary:

12/07/2015: Assailants opened fire on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Semthan village, Jammu and Kashmir state, India. At least eight people were injured in the attack; the victims included police officers and civilians. Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201512070022

When:
2015-12-07

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

City:
Semthan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Automatic rifles were used in the attack.
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"India: Six CRPF Personnel Injured in Militant Attack on Convoy in Kashmir's Anantnag District," Daily Excelsior Online, December 8, 2015."
"2nd LD Writethru: 7 paramilitary troopers, civilian wounded in Indian-controlled Kashmir attack," Xinhua General News Service, December 7, 2015."
"4 CRPF personnel injured as militants attack convoy in J&K," The Indian Awaaz, December 7, 2015."