Incident Summary:

11/24/2017: Assailants abducted Muhammad Irfan Dar, an off-duty Territorial Army member, in Senzen, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Dar was killed and his body was discovered the following day on November 25, 2017. No group claimed responsibility; however, authorities arrested members of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in connection with the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Shopian district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Territorial Army (TA)
Specific Description Member of 175th Battalion: Muhammad Irfan Dar
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 1
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) No
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Burhan aide, 4 others behind jawan’s killing," Chandigarh Tribune, December 6, 2017.
"J-K: One militant held for murder of soldier on leave as police unearths conspiracy," Indian Express, December 6, 2017.
"Did Territorial Army deserter kill sepoy on orders of Kashmir militants?," The Times of India (TOI), November 27, 2017.