Incident Summary:

12/17/2016: Assailants opened fire on a military convoy in Pampore, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Three soldiers were killed and two others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Additionally, a police official also suspected that Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) may have been involved in the attack.

GTD ID:
201612170002

When:
2016-12-17

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

City:
Pampore

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 Convoy
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK-47 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) (suspected) No
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three soldiers killed as militants attack army convoy in Pampore," Kashmir News Service, December 17, 2016."
"3 army men killed, 2 injured in Pampore attack," Greater Kashmir, December 17, 2016."
"3 jawans martyred in LeT attack in Kashmir," The Pioneer (India), December 17, 2016."