Incident Summary:

11/14/2005: Two unidentified perpetrators launched an attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) compound in Srinagar, India killing four people including two soldiers. 13 civilians were injured in the hour long battle between the perpetrators and the CRPF officers as well. Two groups, Al-Mansoorian and Islamic Front, claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Specific Description A CRPF compound in Srinagar
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Srinagar civilians
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
Additional Information A man who identified himself as Abu Usama called a local news agency claiming to be a spokesman for Al-Mansoorian. He indicated that four of the group's fighters carried out the attack on the CRPF compound. Indian police, however, indicated that two perpetrators had been involved in the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Mansoorian Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Islamic Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 13 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 13
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Mujtaba Ali Ahmad, “Gunbattle rages in Kashmir capital after attack on police post kills four,” The Associated Press, November 14, 2005.
“Four killed in Kashmir attack, Japanese scribe among 14 injured,” Indo-Asian News Service, November 14, 2005.
“4 killed in militant attack in Kashmir, Japanese injured,” Japan Economic Newswire, November 14, 2005.