Incident Summary:

12/22/2019: Assailants opened fire on two police officers in Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The two police officers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Kishtwar district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Officers
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) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources conflicted on whether a terrorist motive had been ruled out.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Militants ambush Army patrol in Kulgam, no casualty," Siasat Daily, December 24, 2019.
"Jammu and Kashmir: Suspected terror attack in Kishtwar, two cops injured," MyHeadlinez, December 23, 2019.