Incident Summary:

10/29/2020: Assailants opened fire on a vehicle carrying Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Yar Khushi Pora, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Three workers, including the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) district general secretary, were killed in the attack. The Resistance Front (TRF) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that it was carried out as a warning to those trying to "weaken the resistance or strengthen the occupation." Sources also attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Yar Khushi Pora

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Specific Description Workers
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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 BJP Workers Fida Hussain, Umer Hajam and Umer Rashid Beigh.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
The Resistance Front (TRF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"A Spurt in Militant Attacks on BJP Workers in Kashmir and the Dilemma of Their Grief-stricken Kin,", November 1, 2020.
"LeT behind killing of 3 BJP leaders in J&K, say police," Hindustan Times Chandigarh, October 30, 2020.
"Jammu & Kashmir: Three BJP workers killed in Kulgam," Times of India, October 29, 2020.