Incident Summary:

04/18/2020: Assailants attacked a checkpost of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least three CRPF members were killed and two others were injured in the attack. The Resistance Front (TRF) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Ahad Bab neighborhood.

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 Checkpost
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
The Resistance Front (TRF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"AK-47 rifle snatched from CRPF man in Handwara recovered from slain LeT commander's possession: Police," Greater Kashmir, August 20, 2020.
"Jammu and Kashmir: TRF: The New 'Front'," India Blooms News Service, May 18, 2020.
"3 CRPF men martyred, 2 hurt in Sopore terror strike," The Pioneer (India), April 18, 2020.