Incident Summary:

09/01/2017: Assailants opened fire on a police bus in Zewan, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least one police officer was killed and seven officers were injured in the attack. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the incident; however, police officials doubted the veracity of this claim and attributed the attack to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Budgam district.

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 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
Weapon Details
AK-47 assault rifles 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 The victims included Head Constable Krishan Lal, Constable Meraj ud Din, Head Constable Abdul Hamid, and Head Constable Shabir Ahmad. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) No
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Security agencies mulling ‘fresh strategy’ to thwart highway attacks," Greater Kashmir, September 4, 2017.
"India: Cop killed, 7 hurt in ambush," Daily Excelsior Online, September 2, 2017.
"Cop killed, several others injured as militants attack police vehicle in Zewan," Kashmir Monitor (India), September 1, 2017.