Incident Summary:

08/14/2020: Two assailants opened fire on an Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) party in Nowgam, Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Two police officers, Ishfaq Ayoub and Fayaz Ahmed, were killed and another, Muhammad Ashraf, was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Budgam district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB)
Specific Description Convoy
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 included Officers Ishfaq Ayoub, Fayaz Ahmed, and Muhammad Ashraf
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) No
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Terrorists gun down two J&K policemen outside Srinagar," India Today, August 14, 2020.