Incident Summary:

08/31/2020: Assailants threw a grenade at an Indian Army convoy in Azad Gunj neighborhood, Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least six civilians were injured in the blast. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that their goal was to disrupt the peace, revive terrorism in Baramulla, and inspire young people to join the group.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Azad Gunj neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indian Army
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included named civilians, Lateef Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Yousf Khan, Fakirwani Baramulla, Mohammad Afrooz Ganie, Abdul Samad, Naidhal Baramulla, Iqra Nazir, Nazir Ahmad, Chakala Baramulla, Manzoor Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Yousf Khan, Fakir Wani Baramulla, Tariq Ahmad Chopan, Ghulam Ahmad, Kanispora Baramulla, Mohammad Auyoob, Mohammad Zafar, Bianr Baramulla, Zahoor Ahamd Lone, Mohammad Akber, and Hadipora Rafiabad Baramulla 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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Militants lob two hand grenades, 7 civilians injured," Early Times (India), August 31, 2020.
"6 injured in grenade blast in Baramulla," Chandigarh Tribune, August 31, 2020.
"Two suspects, affiliated with LeT, arrested for lobbing grenade at security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla,", September 1, 2020.