Incident Summary:

08/29/2020: Assailants opened fire on a police checkpost in Pantha Chowk, Srinagar district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Assistant Sub-Inspector Babu Ram and three assailants were killed in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Pantha Chowk

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Srinagar district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Special Operations Group (SOG)
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 Assistant Sub Inspector Babu Ram.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Three militants, ASI killed in Srinagar encounter: Police," Indian Express, August 31, 2020.
"Police officer, 3 militants killed in night-long gunfight in Srinagar," Hindustan Times, August 30, 2020.
"ASI, Lashkar trio killed in overnight J&K encounter," The Times of India (TOI), August 30, 2020.