Incident Summary:

06/16/2017: Assailants threw a hand grenade and opened fire on a police vehicle in Thajiwara Achabal, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Six police officers were killed and two civilians were injured in the attack. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Thajiwara Achabal

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Anantnag district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Patrol
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
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Additional Information The victims included Feroz Ahmad Dar, Tasveer Ahmad, Sharaz Ahmad, Shariq Ahmad, Mohammad Asif, and Sabzar Ahmad.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 12
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
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
"Civilian killed as gunfight rages in Anantnag," The Hindu, July 1, 2017.
"India: SHO among 6 cops killed in ambush by militants in J&K's Anantnag," The Tribune Online, June 16, 2017.
"6 policemen killed in LeT ambush," The Northlines, June 16, 2017.