Incident Summary:

07/17/2013: Assailants threw a grenade at a police vehicle in Batmaloo market in Srinagar district, Jammu and Kashmir state, India. Shakeel Ahmad Kasana, a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) prisoner who was being transported to a jail, was killed and at least four police officers and a nearby civilian were injured by the blast. The Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Batmaloo area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Prisoner Convoy
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
A hand grenade was thrown 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
Jammu and Kashmir 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 1 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Militant attack kills detained militant in Srinagar," Economic Times, July 17, 2013.
"Srinagar: 6 injured in grenade attack on police vehicle," Mumbai Mirror, July 17, 2013.
"7/18/2013: Htindore And Beyond: Hizbul militant killed in Srinagar grenade attack," Hindustan Times, July 17, 2013.