Incident Summary:

07/13/2018: Assailants opened fire on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) vehicle in Achabal, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Two CRPF members were killed and two others, including one civilian, were injured in the attack. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Ghulam Rasool
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Additional Information The victims included officers Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) ML Meena and Constable Sandeep Singh Yadav.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"2 CRPF men killed, 2 others injured in Valley attack," Hindustan Times, July 14, 2018.
"2 CRPF Personnel Killed In ‘LeT’ Attack ," Kashmir Observer, July 13, 2018.
"India: Two CRPF jawans killed in militant attack in Kashmir," Daily Excelsior Online, July 13, 2018.