Incident Summary:

05/20/2017: Assailants raided an unknown number of residences in Naira, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least 25 people were forced out of their homes and beaten in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources stated that the victims were accused of participating in illegal drug smuggling and working with security personnel.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Pulwama district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Naira Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 25
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Unknown Weapon 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"India: Heavily Armed Terrorists Conduct Search Operations in South Kashmir, Thrash Villagers," Firstpost, May 23, 2017.
"Hosted Product: DDIS Terrorism Newsletter - 05/23/2017," DDIS Terrorism Newsletter, May 24, 2017.