Incident Summary:

10/03/2017: Three fidayeen (suicide) attackers armed with grenades and automatic rifles attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) base in Humhama, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Four people, including one BSF soldier and the three assailants, were killed and three soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. The Afzal Guru Squad, a subgroup of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), claimed responsibility for the attack.




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: Military
Name of Entity Border Security Force (BSF)
Specific Description 182nd Battalion Base
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 Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Grenades and 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Assistant Sub-Inspector B K Yadav. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Afzal Guru Squad Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"One soldier, three militants killed in India Kashmir attack," Press Trust of India, October 3, 2017.
"BSF camp near Srinagar airport attacked; 3 Jaish militants, ASI killed," New Indian Express, October 4, 2017.
"India: BSF camp attacked; ASI, 3 fidayeen killed," The Tribune Online, October 3, 2017.