Incident Summary:

06/14/2018: Assailants opened fire on Shujaat Bukhari, a senior journalist and editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir newspaper, on Residency road in Press Colony, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Bukhari and two of his personal security officers (PSOs) were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), who denied involvement.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred near Flat No. 7, Press Enclave, on Residency road in the Regal Chowk, Press Colony area of the city in Srinagar district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Rising Kashmir
Specific Description Editor-in-Chief: Shujaat Bukhari
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 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
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) (suspected) No
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Shujaat Bukhari's killers identified; suspects include Pak LeT militant: J&K Police," International Business Times India, June 27, 2018.
"Shujaat Bukhari: Not the first tryst with terror, was abducted in 2006," Oneindia, June 15, 2018.
"Hizbul, Lashkar blame India for journalist Shujaat Bukhari's murder," Hindustan Times, June 15, 2018.