Incident Summary:

11/02/2017: Assailants opened fire on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least five CRPF officers were injured in the attack. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) issued a joint claim of responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred on the KP Road in the Lazibal neighborhood.

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 Vehicle
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 Inderjeet Singh, S.K. Mahesh, Amit Kumar, Subhash Kumar, and Mukesh Sharma. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"5 CRPF men injured in Anantnag militant attack," Kashmir Monitor (India), November 2, 2017.
"Six CRPF men injured in Anantnag militant attack; Lashkar claims responsibility," Greater Kashmir, November 2, 2017.
"5 CRPF jawan injured, Lashker claims responsibility for attack in Kashmir," United News of India, November 2, 2017.