Incident Summary:

07/26/2018: Assailants threw a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bunker in Gorwan, Bijbehara, Jammu and Kashmir, India. One assailant was killed and at least four CRPF officers were injured in the blast. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Gorwan area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Specific Description Bunker
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
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 Ominder Singh, Pankaj Kumar, Nitin Kumar, B Kumar and Yoginder Singh. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Militant killed, four jawans injured in J&K attacks," Hindustan Times, July 27, 2018.
"Four CRPF personnel injured in Bijbehara grenade attack," Greater Kashmir, July 26, 2018.
"Hizb Militants Decamps With 4 Police Rifles In Shopian," Kashmir Observer, July 26, 2018.