Incident Summary:

08/29/2018: Assailants opened fire on a police vehicle in Arahom, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Four police officers were killed in the attack. Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) 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 Indian Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Vehicle of Deputy Superintendent of Police
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 Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK-47 assault rifles were used in the attack.
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 Constables, Ishfaq Ahmad Mir, Javid Ahmad Bhat, and Mohammad Iqbal Mir, and Special Police Officer (SPO), Adil Manzoor Bhat.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
"Death toll of policemen rises to four in India-run Kashmir attack," Press Trust of India, August 29, 2018.
"Four cops shot deadby militants in Shopian," Kashmir Monitor (India), August 29, 2018.
"Four J&K policemen killed in militant attack in Shopian," Indian Express, August 29, 2018.