Incident Summary:

08/06/1999: Militants of the Harkat-ul-Ansar and Hizb-ul-Mujahidin (HM) launched a five-pronged attack on a 100-member Rashtriya Rifles Army post in Check-Natnusa village, India. Five soldiers and six militants were killed and thirteen others were injured. The assailants fired at least 20 rockets, light machine guns and other sophisticated weapons at the Army camp.

GTD ID:
199908060002

When:
1999-08-06

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

City:
Chaki Natnusa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indian Army
Specific Description A Rashtriya Rifles post in Check-Natnusa village, India
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Harkat ul Ansar (suspected) No
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 13 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured 13
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 3
Sources
“Five soldiers killed in attack on Army camp,” The Statesman, August 6, 1999.