Incident Summary:

10/14/2016: Assailants opened fire at a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) convoy in Zakura, Jammu and Kashmir, India. An SSB member was killed and eight people were injured in the attack. Al-Umar Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the incident;. Additionally, police officials attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).




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: Police
Name of Entity Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
Specific Description Convoy
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 Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Umar Mujahideen Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Militants attack SSB convoy on Srinagar outskirts, kill jawan, injure eight others," Indian Express, October 15, 2016.
"Probe hints at Lashkar role in SSB attack," Chandigarh Tribune, October 15, 2016.
"One SSB jawan killed, 8 hurt in militant attack in Srinagar," Siasat Daily, October 15, 2016.