Incident Summary:

04/15/2018: Assailants abducted Kifayat Bashir Mir from Pinjoora, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Mir was shot and injured before being released a short time later. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the victim was targeted for providing information about the group to security forces.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Shopian district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Suspected Military Informant: Kifayat Bashir Mir
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Militants release video of half-naked man confessing to be informer," DNA India, April 17, 2018.
"Gave info to army, abducted Kashmiri youth says in ‘confession’ video," Hindustan Times, April 16, 2018.
"Cop, 2 locals injured in shootouts at Shopian," Chandigarh Tribune, April 16, 2018.