Incident Summary:

12/11/2017: Assailants opened fire on a Jammu and Kashmir Bank van in Kralcheck Keller, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Two security guards were killed and another guard was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Kralcheck Keller

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Shopian district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Jammu and Kashmir Bank (JKB)
Specific Description Van
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 Mushtaq Ahmad and Tariq Ahmad.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Two Jaish men killed in J&K," The Hindu, December 19, 2017.
"Two guards killed after gunmen attack cash van in south Kashmir’s Shopian," Greater Kashmir, December 11, 2017.
"Kashmir: Two bank guards killed in militant attack on cash van, no money looted," Hindustan Times, December 11, 2017.