Incident Summary:

10/19/2020: Assailants opened fire on a Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) party along Srinagar-Shopian road, Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, India. At least one police officer injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The incident occurred at Gangoo crossing along Srinagar-Shopian road.

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 Security Forces
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK-47 assault rifles 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pulwama encounter: Three LeT militants killed, operation over," Greater Kashmir, October 20, 2020.
"5 militants killed in Pulwama, Shopian," Greater Kashmir, October 20, 2020.
"Kashmir: Two CRPF jawans injured in militant attack in Pulwama," IBNS, October 19, 2020.