Incident Summary:

09/13/2018: Assailants held a family hostage inside their residence in Dheerti, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The hostages were rescued, while all three assailants were killed and 12 soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash with security forces. 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


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indian Army
Specific Description Joint Operation
Nationality of Target India
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 Successful Rescue
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included soldiers, Major Deepak Upadhyaya; Rajinder Singh; and Sudhir Kumar, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officers, Assistant Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumary Yadav; Constable Zakir Hussain; Constable Puncham Singh; Constable Abhay Singh; Sergeant Muhammad Iqbal, and Jammu and Kashmir Police officers, Deputy Superintendent Mohan Lal Sharma; Constable Bhanu Partap Singh; and Constable Yash Pal Singh.
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 3 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"India: Security Forces Kill Five Militants in Two Separate Gunfights in Kashmir," Greater Kashmir Online, September 14, 2018.
"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.