Incident Summary:

09/18/2016: Assailants, including suicide bombers, attacked a military headquarters in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least 24 people, including 20 soldiers and four assailants, were killed and 17 other soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also suspected that the attack may have been carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indian Army
Specific Description Headquarters
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 Grenade
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Grenades, under-barrel grenade launchers, and AK-47 assault rifles were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) (suspected) No
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 24 Fatalities / 17 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 24
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 17
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Kashmir attack: Pakistan hits back at India accusations," BBC, September 19, 2016.
"US condemns militant attack in Indian-administered Kashmir," Press Trust of India, September 18, 2016.
"Lashkar-e-Taiba claims responsibility for Uri attack," IBNS, October 25, 2016.