Incident Summary:

05/20/2020: Assailants opened fire on Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Pethpora Pandach, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Two jawans were killed and their rifles were stolen in the attack. The Resistance Front (TRF) claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack t the Hind Province of the Islamic State.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Pethpora Pandach neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Border Security Force (BSF)
Specific Description Members
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 include Rana Mandal and Head Constable Ziaulhaq.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hind Province of the Islamic State No
The Resistance Front (TRF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"2 BSF men killed by militants in J&K, their weapons taken away," Chandigarh Tribune, May 21, 2020.
"The iftaar that never happened: BSF jawans were killed while buying bread," Hindustan Times, May 21, 2020.
"2 BSF jawans killed in J&K ultra 'hit & run'," The Pioneer (India), May 20, 2020.