Incident Summary:

03/13/2017: Assailants abducted Fayaz Ahmed Dar from his residence in Kakapora, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Dar, a former National Conference sarpanch, was killed shortly after the kidnapping. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM).

GTD ID:
201703130013

When:
2017-03-13

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

City:
Kakapora

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Pulwama district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of India
Specific Description Residence of Former Sarpanch: Fayaz Ahmed Dar
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 2
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An AK-47 assault rifle was 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) No
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"India: Ex-sarpanch found dead in Pulwama," The Tribune Online, March 14, 2017."
"Ex-sarpanch abducted, killed in Kashmir," Indian Express, March 13, 2017."
"Gunmen kill ex-sarpanch in Pulwama village," Greater Kashmir, March 13, 2017."