Incident Summary:

07/01/2020: Assailants opened fire on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) patrol in Model Town area, Jammu and Kashmir, India. One CRPF officer and a civilian were killed and three CRPF officers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Model Town

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Armed Police Force (CAPF)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Militants fire at CRPF party in Sopore, injuries reported," Greater Kashmir, July 1, 2020.
"Police rescue 3-year-old boy from bullets in J&K's Sopore," Times of India, July 1, 2020.
"Militants attack CRPF police party in Kashmir’s Sopore; 4 jawans, civilian injured," Chandigarh Tribune, July 1, 2020.