Incident Summary:

10/06/2020: Assailants opened fire on the house of Ghulam Qadir in Nunar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Qadir, the Ganderbal district vice president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was not harmed; however, one police officer and one assailant were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) or The Resistance Front (TRF).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Specific Description District Vice President: Ghulam Qadir
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 Identified casualties include Qadir's Personal Security Officer, Altaf Hussain.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) No
The Resistance Front (TRF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Target killing by militants in J&K on Pak directions, DGP," UNI (United News of India), October 7, 2020.
"Militant who attacked BJP worker in Ganderbal close aide of Riyaz Naikoo: DGP," Greater Kashmir, October 7, 2020.
"BJP leader’s guard, militant killed in Jammu and Kashmir," The Hindu, October 6, 2020.