Incident Summary:

01/05/2001: The Hizb-ul-Mujahidin (HM), Lashkar-e-Taiba and Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami joined together on January 5, 2001 to attack Indian troops in Poonch, India. They killed nine and wounded fifteen with machine guns and rockets.

GTD ID:
200101050003

When:
2001-01-05

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

City:
Poonch

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indian Military
Specific Description Indian soldiers stationed in Poonch
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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
Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami No
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
B. Muralidhar Reddy, “Militants Claim Killing 9 Soldiers in Poonch,” The Hindu, January 7, 2001.
“Militants Claim Nine Indian Troops Killed in Kashmir,” Agence France Presse, January 6, 2001.