Incident Summary:

02/24/2005: Two Islamic militants attacked Indian Kashmir’s Administrative Headquarters in Srinagar, India. The perpetrators stormed the complex trapping more than 250 employees inside. Indian police rescued the trapped civilians after two hours of captivity inside the complex. The two perpetrators, three policemen and two civilians were killed in the fighting. Both Al-Mansoorian and Al-Badr claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Government office building
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description
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
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Badr Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Al-Mansoorian Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Seven killed, 250 civilians rescued in Kashmir suicide attack,” Agence France Presse, February 24, 2005.
“7 dead in Indian-administered Kashmir attack, hundreds rescued,” Xinhua General News, February 24, 2005.