Incident Summary:

09/26/2013: Suicide bombers, using a truck stolen in an earlier incident, attacked an army base in Samba district, Jammu and Kashmir state, India. At least four soldiers and three assailants were killed and three soldiers were wounded in the attack. Al-Shuda Brigade claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities suspected that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) or Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were behind 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: Military
Name of Entity Indian Army
Specific Description Samba Army Base
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
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Multiple heavy weapons and three suicide bombers were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shuda Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) No
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Indian Agencies Intercept JeM Cadres' Conversation, Confirm Role in 26 September Attack in Kashmir," Daily Excelsior Online, October 6, 2013.
"Army Orders Probe Into Samba Camp Attack Incident," Outlook India, September 27, 2013.
"Samba attack: Lt Col cremated with military honours," News Track India, September 27, 2013.