Incident Summary:

01/16/2001: Six members of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were responsible for an attempted suicide attack on the Srinagar airport in Kashmir, India. The group was able to fire grenades and fired indiscriminately but was killed before they were able to continue the attack. Eleven were killed, including the militants, and 14 were injured.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Srinagar International Airport

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Airport
Specific Description Srinagar airport
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The group took responsibility through a spokesperson.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 6
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Ahmed Ali Fayaz, “India: Kashmir Daily Details Suicide Attack by Militants on Srinagar Airport,” Daily Excelsior, January 17, 2001.
“11 Killed as Islamic Militants Attack Kashmir's Main Airport,” Agence France Presse, January 16, 2001.
“Indian Daily: Four Militants Killed in Bid to Storm Kashmir’s Srinagar Airport,” The Times of India, January 16, 2001.