Incident Summary:

06/24/2017: Fidayeen (suicide) attackers opened fire on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) patrol vehicle in Pantha Chowk, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least two assailants and one CRPF officer was killed and two officers were injured in the ensuing clash. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Pantha Chowk

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

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 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
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK-47 assault rifles were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 Sub-Inspector Sahab Shukla. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"With Modi as PM, 50 security forces personnel killed in 12 fidayeen attacks in Kashmir," The Northlines, February 18, 2018.
"Militants kill two security personnel in Srinagar," Dawn (Pakistan), June 25, 2017.
"India: Two militants killed in encounter," Daily Excelsior Online, June 25, 2017.