Incident Summary:

12/04/2017: Assailants opened fire on a military convoy near Bonigam, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least three people, including two assailants and one soldier, were killed and one soldier was injured in the ensuing clash. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, between Bonigam and Bhadragund.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indian Army
Specific Description Convoy
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Bashir Lashkeri Squad Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"India: Killed militants include LeT div comdr, 2 yatra attackers," Daily Excelsior Online, December 5, 2017.
"LeT claim responsibility for Kashmir highway attack," UNI (United News of India), December 4, 2017.
"2 Militants, Soldier Killed In Highway Attack," Kashmir Observer, December 4, 2017.