Incident Summary:

08/10/2012: Gunmen opened fire on the retired deputy superintendent of police in Batamaloo area, Jammu and Kashmir state, India. The victim, Abdul Hamid Bhat, was killed in the attack. The Islamic Movement of Kashmir claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Batamaloo neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Former Deputy Superintendent of Police: Abdul Hamid Bhat
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Assault rifles were used in the attack.
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 Movement of Kashmir Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Retired police officer shot dead," Press Trust of India, August 10, 2012.
"Police nab J&K constable executing 13 militant attacks in the Valley," Tehelka, August 21, 2012.
"Indian Daily Report: Kashmir Witnesses 'Increase' in Militant Attacks on Forces," The Tribune Online, August 12, 2012.