Incident Summary:

05/21/2020: Assailants opened fire on a joint police checkpost in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Head constable Anoop Singh was killed and two police officers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to The Resistance Front (TRF) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Prichoo 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 Joint Checkpost
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) No
Additional Information The victims include head constable Anoop Singh.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) No
The Resistance Front (TRF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"J&K cop killed, 2 others hurt in Pulwama attack," Times of India (Electronic Edition), May 22, 2020.
"Policeman killed, 2 others injured in militant attack in Pulwama," UNI (United News of India), May 21, 2020.
"Constable killed in J&K’s second militant attack in 24 hours," Indian Express, May 21, 2020.