Incident Summary:

07/06/2005: Gunmen attacked a senior government official’s motorcade in the Lal Chowk area of India’s Jammu and Kashmir State. Syed Bashir, the state public health minister, was unharmed, but two guards were injured by the gunfire. No one claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
Lal Chowk area of India’s Jammu and Kashmir State

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Public Health Minister
Specific Description Syed Bashir's
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
Islamic Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Six Killed in Indian Kashmir, Shoot-out Sparks Panic at Commercial Hub,” Agence France Presse, July 6, 2005.
“Kashmir groups says it attack minister’s car,” BBC Worldwide Monitoring, July 6, 2005.
“Militants Fire on Minister’s Car,” The Press Trust of India, July 6, 2005.