Incident Summary:

08/03/2018: Assailants threw grenades at Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel stationed at a State Bank of India branch in Lal Chowk, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Two security personnel were injured in the attack. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Lal Chowk area of the city

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity State Bank of India (SBI)
Specific Description Bank
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Specific Description Officers: Surinder Singh, Mudasir Ahmad Dar
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
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
Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Army jawan, 2 militants killed in Sopore gunfight," Chandigarh Tribune, August 3, 2018.
"Jammu and Kashmir: Jawan, 2 militants killed in gun battle," Deccan Chronicle, August 3, 2018.
"Terrorists attack CRPF post in Anantnag, 2 security personnel injured," Tehelka, August 3, 2018.