Incident Summary:

02/06/2018: Assailants opened fire on police personnel escorting prisoners at the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Two police officers were killed and one prisoner escaped during the attack. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in order to free Mohammad Naveed Jatt, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) member.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


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 Officers: Head Constable Mushtaq Ahmed, Constable Babar Ahmad
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
A pistol and a rifle 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Hizb commander Riyaz Naikoo says outfit's men were forced to kill Kashmiris to free their 'Pakistani brother'," Hindustan Times, February 8, 2018.
"Cop injured in SMHS attack succumbs; toll two," Greater Kashmir, February 6, 2018.
"India: LeT attacks hospital to free Pak accomplice, two cops killed," Daily Excelsior Online, February 6, 2018.