Incident Summary:

03/17/2018: Assailants opened fire on the vehicle of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) A.S. Dinkar near Hajipora, Jammu and Kashmir, India. There were no reported casualties in the attack and ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) or Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) may have carried out the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Near Hajipora

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Vehicle of Senior Superintendent of Police: A.S. Dinkar
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) (suspected) No
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Militants target Shopian SSP convoy," Indian Express, March 18, 2018.
"Shopian police chief escapes bid on life in militant attack," Deccan Herald, March 17, 2018.
"India: Militants fire at senior cop's cavalcade," Daily Excelsior Online, March 17, 2018.