Incident Summary:

05/17/2018: Assailants abducted Hilal Ahmad Parray, a civilian, from his residence in Hajan, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The hostage was killed shortly after the kidnapping. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which the group denied.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


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 Civilian: Hilal Ahmad Parray
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Rope or Other Strangling Device
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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.
"Ultras torture youth to death in Hajin," Chandigarh Tribune, May 17, 2018.
"Man found in Kashmir day after government suspends security operations in Valley," Hindustan Times, May 17, 2018.