Incident Summary:

04/03/2017: Assailants opened fire on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pantha Chowk, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least one officer was killed and seven other people, including five officers and two civilians, were injured in the assault. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front, and the Quit Kashmir Movement (QKM) all separately claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Pantha Chowk

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Bagdam district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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 The victims included Head Constable Bassapa, Head Constable Devidas Kawle, Head Constable Devidas Kawle, Constable Bharat Bharti, Constable Dwarka, and Constable Bhoor Singh Meena. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Quit Kashmir Movement (QKM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"India: CRPF man killed, 7 injured in militant attack," Daily Excelsior Online, April 4, 2017.
"CRPF jawan killed, 5 injured in Srinagar, LeT claims responsibility for attack," United News of India, April 3, 2017.
"India: CRPF jawan killed, 7 injured in militant attack on outskirts of Srinagar," The Tribune Online, April 3, 2017.