Incident Summary:

07/08/2020: Assailants opened fire on Sheikh Wasim Bari outside his family's shop in Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Bari, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state executive committee and the party's former district president, and two relatives were killed 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 near Bandipore Police Station east of Kaloosa Bridge.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Specific Description Leader: Sheikh Waseem Bari
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A pistol was 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
Additional Information The victims included Bari's father, Bashir Ahmad, and brother Umer Bashir.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
The Resistance Front (TRF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"LeT behind killing of J&K BJP leader Wasim Bari, says IGP Vijay Kumar," The Hindu, July 9, 2020.
"BJP leader shot dead by militants in India-administered Kashmir," Deutsche Welle, July 9, 2020.
"BJP leader, his father and brother killed in militant attack in Kashmir’s Bandipora," Indian Express, July 8, 2020.