Incident Summary:

08/17/2020: Three assailants hiding in an orchard opened fire on a joint Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Police Officers (SPO) naka party in Tindim, Baramulla district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least two CRPF officers and one SPO officer were killed in the assault. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Baramulla district.

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 Patrol
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Special Police Officer (SPO)
Specific Description Patrol
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 Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Two AK-47 assault rifles and three pistols were 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 Officers Khurshid Khan, Sharma Lavkish Sudarsha, and Muzaffar Ahmad
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"Militants release video of Baramulla attack," IBNS, August 21, 2020.
"27 hours gunfight ends in Kreeri: 8 killed including 3 LeT militants, 2 CRPF, 1 SPO, and 2 army men," Early Times (India), August 18, 2020.
"CRPF pays tribute to constables killed in Baramulla attack," UNI (United News of India), August 18, 2020.