Incident Summary:

07/10/2017: Assailants opened fire on a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims returning from Amarnath Yatra in Batangoo, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least eight people were killed and 18 people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which denied involvement, and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM).




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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Hindu Pilgrims: Lali Ben, Hasuben Ratila Patel, Surakha Ben
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus
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
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 Lakshimiben Patel, Usha Mohanla Sonkar, Thakor Nirmalaben, Ratan Zina Bhai Patel, and Lakshmi Ben Patel.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) No
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 18 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 18
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"‘You don’t need any security as you are our guests’: Hizbul welcomes Amarnath pilgrims," Hindustan Times, June 26, 2018.
"India: Killed militants include LeT div comdr, 2 yatra attackers," Daily Excelsior Online, December 5, 2017.
"Amarnath Yatra attack: Death toll rises to 8 as woman succumbs to injuries," Mumbai Mirror, July 16, 2017.