Incident Summary:

01/06/2018: An explosive device detonated targeting a police patrol outside a shop in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Four police officers were killed and two officers were injured in the blast. The Afzal Guru Squad, a subgroup of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Baramulla district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Shops
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Jammu and Kashmir Police
Specific Description Patrol
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
Explosives Remote Trigger
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 Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Irshad Ahmad, Constable Muhammad Amin, Constable Ghulam Nabi, and Constable Parvaiz Ahmad.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Afzal Guru Squad Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"India: 30 Policemen Killed This Year," Kashmir Observer Online, September 21, 2018.
"Islamist militants kill four police in Indian Kashmir blast," South China Morning Post, January 6, 2018.
"1st LD Writethru: IED blast kills 4 policemen in Indian-controlled Kashmir militant attack," Xinhua General News Service, January 6, 2018.