Incident Summary:

02/10/2018: Assailants equipped with grenades and assault rifles launched a fidayeen (suicide) attack against the Sunjawan military camp in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least 10 people, including three assailants, six soldiers, and one civilian, were killed and nine people, including soldiers and civilians, were injured in the ensuing clashes that continued until February 11, 2018. The Afzal Guru Squad, a subgroup of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) separately claimed responsibility for the incident.




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: Military
Name of Entity Jammu and Kashmir (JAK) Rifles
Specific Description Sunjawan Military Camp
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Grenades, a grenade launcher, and AK-56 assault rifles were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 Lance Naik Bahadur Singh, Major Abhijeet, Colonel Rohit Solanki, Lieutenant Madan Lal Choudhary, and Hav Habibullah Queresh. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Afzal Guru Squad Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"LeT claims responsibility for attacks on Sunjuwan military base, CRPF camp, taunts Indian forces," Hindustan Times, February 12, 2018.
"Kashmir army camp attack toll rises to 10," Gulf Times, February 11, 2018.
"6 dead in militant attack on Indian army base in Kashmir,", February 11, 2018.