Incident Summary:

12/23/2020: Assailants threw a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) party in Dudderhama area, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Two police officers (Nitra Pal Singh and Mritunjoy Chetia) were killed and 3 other officers and a civilian were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for 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: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Wakoora Block
Specific Description Block Development Officer: Syed Nasrullah
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Specific Description Patrol Party
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 The victims included Nitra Pal Singh, Mritunjoy Chetia, Anand Mal, Manoj Sipahi, Manojan, and Mohammad Sulemaan. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"CRPF ASI wounded in Ganderbal grenade blast dies," Greater Kashmir, December 29, 2020.
"J-K DGP pays tributes to CRPF jawan killed in grenade blast by terrorists," Asian News International (ANI), December 25, 2020.
"3 CRPF men injured in Ganderbal grenade attack," Greater Kashmir, December 23, 2020.