Incident Summary:

11/20/2018: Assailants shot and killed Mir Hafizullah, a Tehreek-i-Hurriyat leader, at his residence in Badoora, Jammu and Kashmir, India. His wife was also injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201811200014

When:
2018-11-20

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

City:
Badoora

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Tehreek-i-Hurriyat
Specific Description Leader: Mir Hafizullah
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 Actor
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected that the attack may have been planned by government agencies.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"India: Top Hurriyat leader Hafizullah shot dead in Anantnag," Rising Kashmir Online, November 21, 2018.
"Top Tehreek-i-Hurriyat leader shot dead in Anantnag," Kashmir Monitor (India), November 20, 2018.