Incident Summary:

10/29/2018: Assailants opened fire on a Border Security Force (BSF) vehicle in Pantha Chowk, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least five BSF members were injured in the attack. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Pantha Chowk

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Border Security Force (BSF)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Constable Mohammad Yousuf, Constable Mandal, Constable Surendra, Constable Govind, and Constable Simra. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"5 BSF constables injured in militant attack in Srinagar outskirts," UNI (United News of India), October 29, 2018.
"Three BSF men injured in Pantha Chowk attack," Kashmir News Service, October 29, 2018.
"J&K: Five BSF Jawans injured after terrorists attack ...," ABP Live, October 30, 2018.