Incident Summary:

09/08/2018: Assailants shot and killed Hakeem-ur-Rehman Sultani, a Hurriyat Conference activist, in Bomai, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).




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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC)
Specific Description Activist: Hakeem-ur-Rehman Sultani
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) State Actors
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The Hurriyat conference accused the Indian government of carrying out the killing.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"IS claims killing Kupwara teacher," Chandigarh Tribune, September 11, 2018.
"Killings by ‘unidentified’ gunmen put Valley on edge," Indian Express, September 11, 2018.
"Lashkar killed Hurriyat leader in Kashmir: Police," Oneindia, September 11, 2018.