Incident Summary:

09/12/2018: Assailants held a family hostage inside their residence in Kotli Jhajjar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The assailants left the house a few hours later after stealing food. No casualties were reported. 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) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Additional Information The victims included Ishar Dass and Sudershan Khajuria.
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"3 militants killed in 33-hr ops," Chandigarh Tribune, September 14, 2018.
"Two militants blamed for J-K highway shooting killed, third trapped," Hindustan Times, September 13, 2018.
"3 JeM militants killed in Kakrayal encounter," Kashmir Times (india), September 13, 2018.