Incident Summary:

06/12/2019: Assailants armed with rifles and grenades carried out a fidayeen (suicide) attack against a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police joint patrol in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Six police personnel and one assailant were killed and three people were injured in the ensuing clash. Al-Umar Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities doubted the veracity of the claim. Sources also attributed the attack to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Anantnag district

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Khanabal and Pahalgam.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Specific Description Joint Patrol
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Jammu and Kashmir Police
Specific Description Joint Patrol
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Grenades and automatic rifles were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Jammu and Kashmir Police Inspector Arshad Ahmed Khan. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Umar Mujahideen (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"India:Home Minister Amit Shah visits family of Jammu and Kashmir inspector killed in Anantnag terror attac," The New Indian Express Online, June 27, 2019.
"Jammu and Kashmir Police believes Jaish-e-Mohammad behind Anantnag attack; Al-Umar Mujahideen just a cover to escape backlash,", June 14, 2019.
"J&K: 5 CRPF personnel martyred, 1 terrorist killed in Anantnag encounter; suicide attack by JeM terrorists, says police," DNA India, June 12, 2019.