Incident Summary:

09/12/2018: Assailants attacked a police checkpost in Kotli Jhajjar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) member and a forest guard were injured in the incident. This was one of three attacks carried out by the same assailants within 24 hours. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Kotli Jhajjar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of India
Specific Description Employee of Sericulture Department: Ganesh Dass
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Specific Description Checkpost
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
AK-47 assault rifles and pistols were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) No
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
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
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"India: Militants Involved In Jammu Highway Attack Traced, Gunfight On," Kashmir Observer Online, September 13, 2018.
"Local polls won’t be deferred: J-K Chief Secretary," The Gulf Today, September 13, 2018.