Incident Summary:

11/25/2016: Assailants opened fire on a police patrol in Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Two police officers were killed and one officer was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources 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 Indian Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Officers: Head Constable Tanveer Ahmad, Constable Jalaluddin, Head Constable Shamsuddin
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"India: Two police personnel killed in militant attack," Deccan Herald Online, November 25, 2016."
"2 policeman killed, 1 wounded in Indian-controlled Kashmir militant attack," Xinhua General News Service, November 25, 2016."
"Jammu & Kashmir: Two policemen die in terror attack; militants, soldier killed in op," Indian Express, November 25, 2016."