Incident Summary:

10/27/2000: Two militants from the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e Toiba group, armed with sophisticated weapons, attacked the joint camp of the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and India's paramilitary force, the Central Reserve Police (CRPF), in Surankote in Poonch district, India. The attack sparked off a gun fight in which one of the militants and one of the Indian security personnel were killed.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police (CRPF)
Specific Description Paramilitary camp in Surankote in Poonch district
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Sources indicated that the firearms that the attackers used were sophisticated.
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
Additional Information A spokesman of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e Toiba outfit claimed responsibility for the attack saying two of the militants of the outfit's Fidayeen squad (suicidal squad) stormed the camp.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Islamic militants attack Indian paramilitary camp in Kashmir,” Associated Press, October 28, 2000.
“2 killed as militants storm security camp,” The Press Trust of India, October 28, 2000.
“Militants storm SOG camp, 12 killed in J&K,” The Press Trust of India, October 28, 2000.