Incident Summary:

11/04/2017: Assailants opened fire at a police checkpoint in Rajpora, Jammu and Kashmir, India. One police officer was killed and another officer was injured in the attack. Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the incident. Authorities also attributed the attack to Hizbul Mujahideen (HM).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Pulwama 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 Checkpoint
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 Abdul Salam and Munir Ahmed.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) No
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"India: Jaish, Hizb behind Pulwama attack," The Tribune Online, November 5, 2017.
"J-K: Militants attack police personnel in two separate incidents," India Today, November 4, 2017.
"Cop killed in Rajpora attack; Grenade lobbed in Shopian," Kashmir Monitor (India), November 4, 2017.