Incident Summary:

12/12/2020: Assailants threw a grenade at a police post in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Three civilians were injured in the blast as the grenade detonated at a nearby bus stand. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities arrested two members of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) who confessed to carrying out the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Jammu and Kashmir Police
Specific Description Police Checkpost
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Bilal Ahmad, Shabir Ahmad
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualties conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent 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 / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Two civilians injured in suspect militant grenade attack in Sopore," UNI (United News of India), December 12, 2020.
"2 civilians injured as militants'' grenade misses security personnel, lands on roadside," Outlook India, December 12, 2020.
"2 civilians injured in Sopore," Daily, December 12, 2020.