Incident Summary:

05/05/2018: Assailants abducted two civilians in Gulshan Mohalla, Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Both hostages were shot and killed a short time later. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which the group denied.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Gulshan Mohalla

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Bandipora 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 Civilians: Ghulam Hassan Dar, Bashir Ahmad Dar
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
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) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Ultras slit throat of man in Hajin," Chandigarh Tribune, May 25, 2018.
"Gunmen kill 3 people in Indian-controlled Kashmir," Xinhua News Agency, May 5, 2018.
"J&K militants abduct, kill 2 civilians; SPO wounded," Asian Age, May 5, 2018.