Incident Summary:

05/25/2018: At least three assailants abducted Mohammad Yusuf Wagay, a civilian, from his residence in Gund Prnag, 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

Gund Prnag

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: Mohammad Yaqoob Wagay
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 Knife or Other Sharp Object
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 3
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
"India: Hajin shuts to protest civilian killings," The Tribune Online, May 26, 2018.
"Militants kill civilian in Kashmir," Deccan Herald, May 25, 2018.
"Throat slit body found in Hajin," Pakistan Press International, May 25, 2018.