Incident Summary:

10/05/2020: Assailants opened fire on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) road-opening party near Kandizal Bridge in Pampore, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least two CRPF officers were killed and three CRPF officers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Near Pampore

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Kandizal bridge.

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 Road-Opening Party
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An AK-47 assault rifle 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 deceased CRPF officers were identified as Dhirendra Tripathi and Shailendra Pratap Singh.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"No weapons snatched in terror attack: IGP Kashmir," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), October 6, 2020.
"2 CRPF jawans martyred, 3 injured in terror attack," The Northlines, October 5, 2020.
"2 CRPF men killed, 3 injured in terrorist attack in south Kashmir’s Pampore," Hindustan Times, October 5, 2020.