Incident Summary:

06/13/2017: Assailants attacked a police guard post outside the residence of Muzaffar Attar, a retired judge, in Anchidora, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Two police officers were injured and four rifles were stolen in the assault. This was one of seven related attacks in the area on this date. Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, authorities questioned the veracity of this claim. In addition, Al-Umar Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) jointly claimed responsibility for the attacks.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Anantnag district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Anantnang
Specific Description Residence of Former Judge: Muzaffar Attar
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Officers
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 Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Umar Mujahideen Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 7
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"India: Valley on high alert after series of terror attacks," The Pioneer Online, June 15, 2017.
"9 CRPF men, 4 cops, 2 soldiers injured as multiple attacks rock Kashmir," Greater Kashmir, June 14, 2017.
"Hizb claims responsibility of Tuesday's grenade attacks," Kashmir News Service, June 14, 2017.