Incident Summary:

07/03/2017: Assailants opened fire on police personnel in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least two people, including a police officer and a civilian, were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, a police official suspected that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) may have carried out the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Jammu and Kashmir Police
Specific Description Officer: Ghulam Hassan Sheikh
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Samit Kour
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Pistols were used in the attack.
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 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) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Anantnag: Constable, woman injured in 'militant' attack," Indian Express, July 4, 2017.
"Cop, woman injured in Anantnag militant attack," Kashmir Monitor (India), July 3, 2017.
"India: Cop among two injured in firing by militants in Anantnag," The Tribune Online, July 3, 2017.