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Major Terrorist Attacks on Security Forces and other high security targets
in the Post-Kargil Period in Jammu and Kashmir




October 3

BSF camp near / Srinagar International Airport/ Srinagar District

JeM militants carried out a pre-dawn fidayeen (suicide) attack on a BSF camp near the high-security Srinagar International Airport in Srinagar District, in which an ASI of BSF was killed and three other SFs personnel were injured. Three militants were also killed in the exchange of fire with SFs. BSF officials said an ASI of the force was killed in the attack on the 182nd Battalion camp. Two BSF jawans (troopers) and a Policeman were also injured in the attack, the officials said. The attack took place at 4.00 am, they said. JeM has claimed responsibility for the attack.

August 26

District Police Lines (DPL) in Pulwama District

Eight SF personnel, including four CRPF jawans, were killed when a group of fidayeen (suicide squad) attacked DPL in Pulwama District, triggering an encounter in which the three militants were also killed. Police sources said that some militants on "suicidal mission" entered Police family quarters inside DPL Pulwama at around 4 am. They said that the Police's SOG, CRPF and Army started clearing the quarters by evacuating families of security personnel. "In the process, we suffered some casualties. Unfortunately our four CRPF men and four police personnel were martyred and we have searched two blocks so far and two dead bodies of two terrorist were recovered. They have not been identified yet and they look foreign terrorists," Police sources said. Later, SFs shot dead third militant who was trapped in third residential block. The body of the militant was later recovered from the debris during the searches. JeM has claimed the responsibility of the attack.

June 16

Police party at Thajwara village / Achabal / Anantnag District

In one of the major militant attack against Police, six Police personnel including a SHO were killed in Achabal in Anantnag District. Two civilians were also injured in the attack. A group of at least 10 militants in the evening laid an ambush on a Police party at Thajwara village in Achabal in Anantnag District. They surrounded the Police party and opened fire from all directions at their vehicle killing SHO of Achabal Police Station, identified as Feroze Ahmed Dar and five others, identified as Constable Shariq Ahmad, Constable Tasveer Ahmad, Constable Shiraz Ahmad, SPO Mohammad Asif, SPO Sabzar Ahmad. Militants also snatched 5 AK-47 rifles and ammunition from the dead Policemen. Sources said that the SFs had inputs that the LeT are planning to carry out militant strike in Anantnag. Later, LeT has claimed responsibility for attack. The militants disfigured the faces of the six Policemen in the attack before walking away with their weapons, Police said.

June 5

CRPF camp at Sumbal / Bandipora District

Four militants were killed in retaliatory fire by SFs as they attempted to attack a CRPF camp at Sumbal in Bandipora District of J&K early morning. According to report, the heavily armed militants tried to enter the camp of 45 Battalion CRPF at Sumbal in Bandipora at around 3.45am by opening fire at the sentry post. The gun battle between the SFs and militants went on till 6.15am. "Four militants were killed in the retaliatory firing and the suicide attack was foiled," the Police official said. Their bodies were recovered along with four AK rifles, one UBGL grenades and hand grenades.

April 27

Panzgam army camp close to the LoC in Kupwara.

In a fidayeen (suicide) attack by suspected JeM militants, three Indian Army troopers and two militants were killed at Panjgaon of Chowkibal in Kupwara District in the morning. Militants attacked the Army garrison in Kupwara's Panzgam area, around 90 km away from Srinagar. "Two terrorists were killed. Three soldiers, including an officer, were also martyred," said an Army spokesman adding, "The operation is in progress."Five soldiers were also injured in the incident.

February 23

patrolling party at Mulu Chitragam

Three jawans and a woman were killed after terrorists attacked a patrolling party at Mulu Chitragam in Shopian District of J&K. Four other army personnel were injured in the ambush. The woman was killed in the cross-firing. The army personnel, who belonged to 44th RR, were returning from an operation at Kungnoo Shopian when the militants opened fire. The Police said one woman, identified as Taja, "was hit by a stray bullet inside her house during the cross fire". "She also succumbed to her injuries," said Police spokesman.

January 9 GREF camp near LoC in Akhnoor sector of Jammu District

Three civilians working as labourers were killed in a pre-dawn terror attack by militants on a GREF camp near LoC in Akhnoor sector of Jammu District. Two or more militants attacked the GREF camp around 1 AM near LoC in Battal village, sources said. Militants likely infiltrated from across the border to carry out the terror attack, sources said. In the attack, three civilians were killed, they said, adding that the victims were working as labourers with GREF.

February 23 patrolling party at Mulu Chitragam

Three jawans and a woman were killed after terrorists attacked a patrolling party at Mulu Chitragam in Shopian District of J&K. Four other army personnel were injured in the ambush. The woman was killed in the cross-firing. The army personnel, who belonged to 44th RR, were returning from an operation at Kungnoo Shopian when the militants opened fire. The Police said one woman, identified as Taja, "was hit by a stray bullet inside her house during the cross fire". "She also succumbed to her injuries," said Police spokesman.


December 17

Army bus

Motorcycle-riding militants fired on an Army bus in Pampore town of Pulwama District killing three soldiers. Most of the soldiers were returning from leave or moving to their new deployment, and were unarmed. The attack occurred around 2pm at a crowded place in Pampore, limiting the soldiers' ability to retaliate with full force an Army spokesman said. Two others, including the driver of the Army bus, were injured.

November 29

Camp of 166 Artillery Unit of the Army at Nagrota

Seven Army soldiers, including two Majors, and three militants were killed in a suicide attack on a camp of 166 Artillery Unit of the Army at Nagrota, just about three kilometers from 16 Corps Headquarters at Nagrota, in Jammu District. Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said, "The terrorists forced their entry into the Officers Mess complex by throwing grenades and firing from automatic weapons at the Sentries on guard duty. In the initial encounter, one Army officer and three soldiers were martyred," he said, adding the terrorists entered into two buildings, which were occupied by Army officers, their families and other soldiers, which led to a hostage like situation. "Yes, there was a hostage like situation inside the Army camp," the Defence spokesperson admitted. He said 12 Army soldiers, two women and two children were present inside the camp but the Army troopers acted very swiftly and quickly contained the hostage like situation by successfully evacuating all the troopers, women and children to safer locations. However, Lt Col Mehta said, in the attempt to rescue hostages, one more Army officer and two troopers were killed. "Bodies of three terrorists have been recovered and operations are in progress to sanitize the complete areas," he added.


October 6

Army camp

Three militants were reportedly killed after they attacked an Army camp in Langate in Kupwara District. The militants opened fire on an Army camp, said an officer, adding that soldiers retaliated instantly. After firing at two posts of the 30 RR camp, the terrorists ran away. Heavy firing continued for around half an hour, during which three of the terrorists were reportedly cornered and shot dead. "The troops were alert and the attack was foiled," said the Army officer. Villages near the camp are being searched, said the report. A huge cache of arms and ammunition also recovered from the slain militants.

October 2

Military camps

At least two militants and a soldier were killed, and one soldier was injured, when militants launched a Fidayeen attack and lobbed grenades on two military camps in Baramulla District. The heavily-armed militants attacked the two camps, belonging to the RR and the BSF, leading to a fierce gun-battle with SFs. The martyred soldier has been identified as Constable Nitin and the injured soldier is Constable Pulwinder. Both are from the 40th battalion of the BSF, officials said. Firing is still underway from adjacent houses located near the camp, which is located on the banks of river Jhelum. However, the official Twitter handle of the Udhampur-based Northern Command said: "Baramulla Incident situation contained and under control". A spokesperson for the Srinagar-based XV corps Colonel Rajesh Kalia said terrorists targeted the Army camp at Jabanzpora in Baramulla and the firing is still on. The attack comes even as intelligence inputs over the last four days have alerted about possible terrorist attacks on security installations in Jammu and Kashmir after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across the LoC in Pakistan on September 29.

September 18

Army camp

18 Army personnel were killed when fidayeen (suicide squad) militants attacked an Army infantry battalion in Uri area in Baramulla District. At least four militants were also killed in the encounter. Police sources said the fidayeen militants stormed the Army camp in North Kashmir's Uri town near the LoC around 4 a.m. Some of the equipment carried by the terrorists who attacked Uri Army camp on September 18, morning had Pakistani markings on them, said Ranbir Singh, the DGMO. Giving details of the attack that left 17 soldiers martyred; the DGMO also said that initial reports of probe into the attack suggest that all of them were foreign terrorists and belonged to terror outfit JeM.

August 17

Army convoy

Militants ambushed an army convoy killing two army personnel and a Policeman and injured three SF personnel at Khwajabagh in Baramulla District. SSP, Itmtiaz Hussain, said that two-three militants of JeM ambushed an army convoy when the convoy was on its way to border town of Uri and militants ambushed it from a lane in Baramulla town.

August 15

CRPF Commandant

CRPF Commandant Pramod Kumar was killed and 11 other CRPF personnel were injured during an encounter between terrorists and SF personnel in Srinagar. The Commandant killed two terrorists before he was shot at in the neck. The incident occurred when unspecified number of terrorists fired at the SFs in Nowhatta area triggering an encounter. The encounter between SF personnel and terrorists took place despite the prevailing high security alert in the state for Independence Day.

June 25

CRPF convoy

Eight paramilitary CRPF troopers were killed and 20 others injured when militants attacked their convoy at Frestbal near Pampore in Srinagar on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. CRPF spokesman, Bhavesh Kumar Choudhary said here that two militants were killed in the exchange of fire at Pampore while eight CRPF personnel were also killed and around 20 CRPF personnel injured in the attack. The spokesman said that injured have been shifted to Army's Base hospital in Srinagar and some of them are critical. The attack took place when militants ambushed CRPF convoy of 161 Battalion at Frestbal, Nambalbal area of Pampore on the National Highway. The militants fired indiscriminately at the CRPF bus and also deflated its tyres. The ROP of the CRPF engaged the militants in a brief encounter and killed two of them. Three CRPF personnel were killed on the spot and five others succumbed to their injuries in the hospital. LeT spokesman Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi in a statement claimed responsibility for the attack.

June 3

BSF convoy

Three BSF personnel were killed and seven others critically injured when militants ambushed their convoy near Bijbehara on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in Anantnag District. Militants targeted a bus of the BSF convoy comprising 23 vehicles in Bijbehara town. The convoy was coming from Jammu to Srinagar and was ferrying personnels who were returning to join their duties after their leave. Militants fired indiscriminately at the BSF bus from Ganai Mohalla in Bijbehara injuring 10 BSF personnel. Three of them later succumbed to their injuries. They have been identified as Head Constable Girish Kumar Shukla, Constable Mahinder Ram and Havaldar Dinesh. All the dead and injured belong to 64 battalion of BSF. The HM militant outfit claimed the responsibility of the attacks on BSF Convoy. HM operational spokesperson Burhanuddin told a local news agency that several BSF men were killed in the attack carried out by a special squad of the outfit. The outfit has warned more attacks on SFs.

February 21-22

EDI building

Army killed three militants in the EDI building in the Pampore area of Pulwama District after 48-hour long intense gun fight, raising the death toll to nine. As reported earlier, six persons, including three Army three personnel, including two captains, two CRPF troopers and a gardener were killed and 13 CRPF personnel, including an officer, were injured in the attack which commenced on February 21. While three persons, two CRPF personnel and the gardener were killed on February 21, three Army persons were killed on February 22. SATP had earlier reported that four persons were killed in the attack. Sources claimed that it was a group of LeT militants who carried out the attack and identified them as Abu Saad, Abu Ukasha and Abu Walid. Army recovered three AK-47 rifles, 15 magazines, 200 AK-rounds, five UBGL grenades, one UBGL launcher, and three pouches besides war like stores from the slain militants.


November 25

Army camp

Three JeM militants and a generator operator of MES were killed in an encounter when a group of heavily armed Fidayeen militants attacked Army camp near LoC at Tanghdar in North Kashmir's Kupwara District. Two Army officers were also injured in the attack and several Army barracks, vehicles and kerosene depot were gutted in the encounter that lasted several hours. The pouches recovered from them had written on them Afzal Guru Brigade. Oil depot inside the camp caught fire during the gun battle which later spread to nearby barracks gutting five of them, including a generator room. Besides, three vehicles were also gutted in the incident. Militants killed a local employee of MES, Tanveer Ahmad Sheikh, who was operating power generator inside the camp. The bodies of the militants were handed over to local Auqaf Committee for burial.

August 5

BSF convoy

Two BSF personnel, identified as Constables Shubhenbdu Rai and Rockey, and one militant, identified as Noman alias Momin, were killed when militants attacked a convoy of the BSF on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Samroli in Udhampur District. Eight other BSF personnel were injured in the attack. Giving details, he said that militants hurled grenades and opened indiscriminate fire on the convoy when it reached Nassu belt on its way from Jammu to Srinagar. BSF personnel retaliated, leaving one militant killed.

May 31

Army Brigade headquarters

Army foiled fidayeen attack on its Brigade headquarters in Tanghdar sector of Kupwara District by killing four members of six heavily armed militants. Sources said that security guard of supply depot of the Army outside the Brigade headquarters noticed the movement of militants near the depot and fired at them. The militants fired back and Army airlifted 40 members of elite Army Commandos of 4-Para from Kupwara District to conduct the operation against the heavily armed militants. DIG of Police, North Kashmir Range, Gareeb Dass told that four militants were killed near the Brigade Headquarters in Tanghdar sector.

March 20

Police Station

A fidayeen squad of militants in Army fatigues stormed a Police Station in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua District, killing seven persons, including three SF personnel, two civilian and two militants while 12 others were injured.


December 5

Convoy of vehicles of an Independent candidate

Militants exploded a grenade in Tral town of Pulwama District, near Bus Stand leading to death of two people. Reports said that militants lobbed a grenade towards convoy of vehicles of an Independent candidate, Sheikh Abdul Rashid. However, it missed the target and exploded on road killing one person, Ghulam Hassan Gojar and injuring 12 persons. One of the injured Mohammad Shafi Gojar succumbed to injuries in the hospital. In the interim, death toll in December 5, 2014, grenade blast in the Tral town of Pulwama District rose to three as one of the injured persons Fayaz Ahmad Dar (40) succumbed to his injuries on December 12.

December 5

Army's 31 Field Regiment Ordinance Camp

A group of heavily armed militants stormed into an Army's 31 Field Regiment Ordinance Camp located at Mohra in Uri Sector of Baramulla District near the LoC. During the intense operations, one Lieutenant Colonel and seven soldiers of the Army, one ASI and two constables of Jammu and Kashmir Police were killed. Six militants were also killed in the operation. Six AK rifles with 55 Magazines, two shotguns, 2 Night Vision Binoculars, 4 Radio Sets, 32 unused Grenades, 1 Medical Kit and a large quantity of miscellaneous warlike stores were recovered from the dead terrorists.

April 13

Resident of National Conference (NC) youth leader

At least four persons, including two Policemen and two militants, were killed in a militant attack on a resident of National Conference (NC) youth leader Yawar Masoodi in Khrew area of Pulwama District. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, South Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar said that two militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) attacked the residence of Yawar Masoodi at around 2:20 pm. Masoodi, who was inside the premises, remained unharmed but his Police guards, Vinod Kumar and Abdul Hamid were killed. Al-Shohada brigade in a statement issued to a local news agency claimed responsibility for the attack.


June 24

Army convoy

Eight Army personnel were killed and 11 others sustained injuries when two heavily armed HM militants ambushed an Army convoy in Hyderpora area of Srinagar (Srinagar District).

April 26

Police convoy

Militants in the evening laid ambush and killed four Police personnel near Haigam locality along the Sopore-Kupwara road in Baramulla District.

March 13

CRPF camp

Terrorists stormed a CRPF camp in Bemina area of the Srinagar city (Srinagar District), killing five troopers and injuring 10 others. The two fidayeen were also killed.


August 10

Police post guarding of a leader of Democratic Party Nationalist

Militants attacked a Police post guarding Mohammad Abdullah, a leader of Democratic Party Nationalist, in the Sopore town of Baramulla District, killing all three Policemen on duty. The militants attacked the post at around 11pm (IST) by opening indiscriminate firing on the Police personnel at Yaseen Colony in the Armpora area of Sopore killing all the Policemen on the spot. Though a search operation was launched soon after, the militants managed to escape from the incident site. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

January 6-7:

CRPF camp

Suicide attack by LeT militants at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on January 6. The target was a CRPF camp but militants took refuge in Punjab hotel across the road when retaliated by SFs. Both the holed up militants were killed in a 22- hour gun battle. A Policeman and a civilian were also killed and at least 12 persons including three CRPF personnel and a photo-journalist were injured in the incident. While one terrorist was identified as Qari, a Pakistani national, the other one was named as Usman from Sopore.


December 30

CRPF personnel who were part of a road opening party

Militants shot dead four CRPF personnel in Sopore area of Baramulla District. Militants opened indiscriminate firing on a group of CRPF personnel who were part of a road opening party on Sopore-Bandipora road at Janwari, resulting in critical injuries to all the four CRPF personnel present at the spot. All of them succumbed to injuries. Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) claimed responsibility for the attack.

September 12

Central jail

The militants blew up a Police vehicle by triggering a massive car bomb, killing two Police personnel and a woman and injuring 10 others outside the Central jail in the Rainawari area of the Srinagar.


July 19

Bus of the Security Forces

Ten soldiers were killed and 18 more sustained injuries when militants destroyed a bus of the security forces in an IED blast at Narbal Crossing in the outskirts of capital Srinagar. A Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) spokesman, Junaid-ul-Haq, contacted newspaper offices in Srinagar and claimed that militants of his organization had destroyed the Army vehicle, killing a number of soldiers.

June 13

Army Camp

Five security personnel, including an Army officer, Lt. Col. K. Rajendra, his two personal security officers and two General Reserve Engineering Force personnel were shot dead by militants in an ambush at Watsar village near Sinthan in the Kishtwar district. Militants also decamped with two AK rifles from the incident site. Police suspected that the number of militants was between six to eight, with half of them being foreign mercenaries. The LeT reportedly has significant presence in the area.

May 11

General Secretary of Indian National Democratic Party

Four civilians, two soldiers and two militants of the LeT were killed in an encounter in the Samba town of Jammu. Among the slain civilians were chief photographer of Daily Excelsior Ashok Sodhi, a prominent leader from Samba Hoshiar Singh and his wife, and another woman. 16 SF personnel and two women were injured in the day long gun-battle. Official sources said that two militants wearing Army uniform intruded into the house of Hoshiar Singh, general secretary of Indian National Democratic Party, in Samba town at 5.58am (IST) by scaling the boundary wall. After killing Hoshiar Singh and his wife on the spot, the militants subsequently moved towards the Kaili Mandi area and took hostage three women and two children. In the consequent encounter, two soldiers, Aziz Ahmed and Atul Negi, and a woman were killed. At about 5pm, the SFs stormed the house where the militants were hiding and shot dead both of them.


October 11-12

CRPF camp

Two suicide bombers were killed and three paramilitary personnel wounded in a suicide attack on a CRPF camp near the Dal Lake in capital Srinagar. The two heavily armed suicide militants entered into the makeshift battalion headquarters of the CRPF on October 11. Police and CRPF personnel on October 12 killed the two suicide bombers. The spokesman of the LeT, Abdullah Ghaznavi, in a satellite telephonic conversation from Pakistan claimed that a suicide squad of his group had stormed the camp.

July 26


In a Fidayeen (suicide squad) attack, SFs killed both the militants at an encampment on the premises of Bhaba Atomic Research Centre at Zakoora on the outskirts of capital Srinagar. Director General of Police, Kuldeep Khoda, informed that two LeT militants made an unsuccessful attempt to sneak into a formation of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force at the defunct BARC facility at Zakoora. Both the militants, who emerged from a deserted orchard, lobbed hand grenades and opened gunfire on the pillboxes in the rear of the camp. Even as eight soldiers sustained injuries, the troops shot dead both the militants and also recovered two AK-56 rifles and three hand grenades from their possession. He said that one of the slain militants was identified as Feroz Ahmed Khan, a resident of Kangan in the Kashmir valley, and another was believed to be a Pakistani national. A LeT spokesman, Abdullah Ghaznavi claimed responsibility of the two-and-a-half-hour-long attacks and reportedly identified the slain militants as Feroz Khan alias Abu Muslim and a "guest militant" Abu Ma'az.

June 1

Army convoy as well as STC of the J&K Police

Two soldiers died and 16 others injured in an encounter with two suicide squad (Fidayeen) cadres of the LeT following their attack on the Army convoy as well as STC of the J&K Police at Sheeri in the Baramulla district. Both the terrorists were also killed in the gun-battle. LeT spokesman, Abdullah Ghaznavi claimed that the incident at Sheeri was his group’s Fidayeen attack. He claimed that five police personnel and six soldiers of the army were killed and 15 more injured and confirmed that both the suicide squad cadres were killed in the operation.

May 30

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)

Terrorists shot dead a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Shailey Singh, inside the house of a State Forest Corporation employee at Udrana in the Doda district and escaped. However, a LeT ‘divisional commander’, Abu Umar, was reportedly trapped by police in a house. Sources said the terrorists had sheltered in the house belonging to Shabir Ahmed alias Billa alias Sabba, and his brother Shakoor Ahmed alias Shanku at Udrana, who were later arrested.


July 8

Shrine / Kulgam

Five persons are killed and 42 others are injured in a terrorist attack outside a shrine at Kulgam. Senior National Conference leader and former legislator Ghulam Nabi Dar is among the dead, while former Minister Sakeena Itoo suffered minor splinter injuries in the attack.

May 21

Rally of the Youth Congress / Srinagar

Two terrorists in police uniform attack a rally of the Youth Congress at Sher-e-Kashmir Park in the capital Srinagar, killing three political activists and two police personnel, minutes before the scheduled arrival of Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. Inspector General of Police (Kashmir), K. Rajendra Kumar, is among 25 persons injured in the attack which is claimed by the LeT and Al-Mansoorian. The two terrorists are subsequently killed in an encounter.


November 23

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) company headquarters, Srinagar

In a Fidayeen (suicide squad) attack at Hawal on the outskirts of capital Srinagar, two terrorists and three CRPF personnel are killed while seven persons are wounded when the former storm a CRPF company headquarters of the 96th battalion housed at the defunct Firdos Cinema Hall. The heavily-armed terrorists are killed 15 minutes after they launched the attack.

November 16

Former Minister’s vehicle and escort convoys, Srinagar

Four civilians are killed and 72 persons, including legislator and former Minister Usman Majeed along with 12 of his personal security guards and escort personnel, sustain injuries in a powerful car bomb explosion on the link connecting Maulana Azad Road with Residency Road near the main entrance of the J&K Bank Corporate Headquarters in Srinagar.

November 14

CRPF personnel, Srinagar

Two CRPF personnel and an equal number of civilians are killed while 17 persons, including a Japanese journalist, sustain injuries when terrorists carry out a Fidayeen attack on a CRPF formation at the defunct Palladium Cinema in the Lalchowk area of Srinagar. Both the terrorists involved in the attack are believed to have escaped from the incident site.

November 2

Old residence of the outgoing Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Srinagar

At least 10 persons including a 10-year-old boy, a female pedestrian, three police personnel and the terrorist himself are killed and 18 persons are wounded in a Fidayeen attack, when a JeM terrorist detonates a powerful car bomb in the Nowgam area of Srinagar near the old residence of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, a few hours before the swearing in of Ghulam Nabi Azad as the tenth Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

July 20

Army convoy, Srinagar

A Major of the Indian Army and two soldiers are among five people killed and 17 persons are wounded when a suspected suicide bomber rams an explosive-laden car into an Army vehicle.

June 24

Rashtriya Rifles convoy, Banks of the Dal Lake, Srinagar

Nine soldiers are killed and 21 others sustain injuries when their bus is blown up by a car laden with a huge quantity of RDX.

May 12

Border Security Force (BSF) convoy, Srinagar

Two women are killed and at least 60 persons, including 25 school children, are wounded in a grenade attack.


April 6

Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar

A day before the bus from Srinagar to Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir is to be flagged off, two Fidayeen terrorists attacked the Tourist Reception Centre which was reportedly accommodating 24 passengers.

Both the terrorists were killed in the ensuing gun-battle and seven persons, including a police personnel, were injured.

March 30

Border Security Force post, Arampora

Two terrorists and a paramilitary soldier were killed when a group of two Fidayeen terrorists attempted to storm a BSF post at Arampora in the Sopore town of Baramulla district.

February 24

Divisional Commissioner's office, Srinagar

Three police personnel, a woman employee of the Revenue Department and two terrorists are killed and four persons sustain injuries during a Fidayeen attack at the Divisional Commissioner's office in the capital Srinagar.

January 7

Income Tax office, Srinagar

A Deputy Commandant of the BSF, two soldiers, one police personnel and a civilian are killed and four persons sustain injuries when a two-member Fidayeen attacked the Income Tax office in Srinagar. While one of the terrorists was killed on January 7, the other was shot dead the next day.


December 9

Special Operations Group (SOG) camp, Shopian

Two police personnel are killed and four more, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, sustained injuries when terrorists attacked the Imam Sahib camp of the SOG in the Shopian area of Pulwama district.

December 3

SOG camp, Sopore

Fidayeen terrorists attack a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) guarded SOG camp in Sopore, Baramulla district, killing five CRPF personnel and wounding two others. Two terrorists were also killed in the attack.

November 17

Sher-e-Kashmir International Cricket Stadium, Srinagar

Security forces killed two Fidayeen terrorists near the Sher-e-Kashmir International Cricket Stadium in Sonwar Bagh, Srinagar, the venue of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s public meeting.

October 9

Army convoy

In a suicide attack on an army convoy, at least four soldiers and a civilian driver were killed while 35 others sustained injuries near Hartrath bridge, Singhpura on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway.

September 12

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp, Srinagar

The overnight suicide attack on a paramilitary formation at Dalgate in the capital city of Srinagar ended on September 12 with the death of two Deputy Commandants of the CRPF. Both the suicide squad terrorists were killed by the security forces.

August 4

CRPF camp, Srinagar

Nine CRPF personnel, including a company commander, and one terrorist are killed and nine people sustain injuries during an encounter after two terrorists stormed a CRPF camp in the Rajbagh locality of capital Srinagar.

July 28

CRPF camp, Srinagar

Five CRPF personnel and two terrorists were killed during an overnight gun-battle inside the para-military force camp on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar.

July 19

Congress rally, Anantnag district

Even as Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma escaped another assassination attempt - six days after a grenade attack in the capital Srinagar - at least six persons died and 50 others sustained injuries when terrorists carried out a grenade attack on three Congress Ministers and over a dozen senior Government officials during a rally at Kapran village in the Anantnag district.

July 13

Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mangat Ram Sharma

Sharma escapes a bid on his life when terrorists fired a rifle grenade on his cavalcade near Lala Rukh Hotel in Srinagar. Five persons sustained injuries during the attack which occurred when Sharma was en route to Jehangir Chowk to attend the inauguration ceremony of Kashmir’s first fly-over.

July 2

Member of Parliament, Choudhury Lal Singh

Six police personnel are killed and two others sustain injuries when terrorists attacked the convoy of Singh by detonating two improvised explosive devices at Sangom Bahthi in the Doda district.

May 23

Border Security Force (BSF) vehicle

At least 30 persons, including 19 BSF personnel, six women and five children, are killed during an IED explosion at Lower Munda, near Qazigund, on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

April 25

Chief Minister’s daughter and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief, Mehbooba Mufti

In the second terrorist attack on Mehbooba Mufti, at least three persons are killed and 30 sustain injuries during an election rally at Khull Ahmedabad in the Kulgam district.

April 23

Congress party headquarters, Srinagar

10 persons are wounded in a terrorist attack on the Congress headquarters in Srinagar.

April 14

State Health Minister Lal Singh

Unidentified terrorists hurl a grenade targeting the election rally of Congress candidate from Udhampur-Doda parliamentary constituency and State Health Minister Lal Singh killing two persons and injuring 22 others.

April 8

Election rally of the ruling PDP

At least 11 persons are killed and 58 others are wounded during a terrorist attack on an election rally of the PDP in the border town of Uri in Baramulla district. Among those injured are Finance Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig and Housing Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir.

March 9

Press Enclave, Srinagar

Offices of the Press Information Bureau and Directorate of Information of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir are destroyed during a fire even as troops kill two suicide squad terrorists who attacked and occupied the three-storeyed building in the Press Enclave area.

March 3

District Jail, Jammu

Seven persons, including four police personnel and two under-trial terrorists, are killed and six persons sustain injuries when a lone suicide terrorist attacked a police bus carrying 13 under-trials, mostly terrorists, from the district jail to the Court complex in Jammu.

January 2

Jammu Railway Station

Two Fidayeen (suicide squad) terrorists attack the Jammu Railway Station killing four soldiers and injuring nine others and six civilians.


November 18

15 Corps Headquarters at Indira Nagar in the capital Srinagar.

One soldier is killed and two others are injured when two Fidayeen terrorists launched an attack outside the Army's 15 Corps Headquarters.

October 17

Official residence of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Maulana Azad Road in capital Srinagar.

Security forces foil the first Fidayeen attack on the official residence. Both the terrorists and two BSF personnel are killed while ten persons, including three photojournalists, sustain injuries.

September 4

Security force camp in Poonch town.

Security forces foil a Fidayeen attack killing two foreign mercenaries. A woman is killed while three persons, including two infants, are injured in terrorist firing.

July 22

Army camp at village Bangti on the Tanda road in Akhnoor, Jammu.

A three-member fidayeen (suicide squad) storms an army camp killing eight SF personnel, including a Brigadier, and injuring 12 others, including four top Generals, a Brigadier and two Colonels.

June 28

Army installation at the Dogra Regiment camp in Sunjwan on the outskirts of Jammu city.

In the first major terrorist strike since Prime Minister Vajpayee's April 18-peace initiative, two fidayeen (suicide squad) terrorists attack an army installation killing 12 soldiers and injuring seven others, including a Lieutenant, before being killed by the troops.

May 15

Army unit in Poonch town.

A suicide terrorist in police uniform carries out a attack outside an army unit in the Poonch town killing one security force personnel before escaping from the spot. He was later killed during an encounter near the Betar nullah the next day.

April 26

Local station of the All India Radio in Srinagar.

A group of fidayeen attacks the local station of AIR. Three terrorists and two SF personnel are killed and eight others injured in the ensuing encounter.

April 25

Sector-11 headquarters of the Border Security Force at Madar in the Bandipore area of Baramulla district.

Two unidentified terrorists conduct a suicide attack killing three BSF personnel. Later, both the terrorists and a civilian are killed in retaliatory firing. Four more BSF personnel and three civilians sustain injuries in the attack.

March 14

Poonch Bus Stand, Poonch district.

Three civilians and a Deputy Superintendent of Police are killed in a fidayeen (suicide squad) attack on a Muharram procession.


December 19

Army post in Khablan village, Thanamandi area, Rajouri district.

A Lashkar-e-Toiba suicide terrorist and one SF personnel are killed while three more SF personnel are injured in a suicide attack.

November 24

Raghunath and Panjbakhtar temples, Jammu

13 persons, including three fidayeen, killed.

November 22

CRPF camp, Srinagar

Six SF personnel killed.

August 6

Amarnath pilgrims, Anantnag

Nine pilgrims killed.

May 29

District Police Lines, Doda

Three SF personnel killed.

May 14

Three fidayeen attack Kaluchak cantonment in Jammu.

36 persons, including SF personnel, their family members and civilians, killed; 48 injured.

March 30

Two fidayeen attack Raghunath temple in Jammu.

Three SF personnel killed and 20 injured. Both fidayeen killed in retaliatory action.

March 29

A group of three fidayeen (suicide) terrorists attack a Border Security Force (BSF) camp at Kalakote.

Two SF personnel killed and another inured.

December 4

A three-member fidayeen (suicide) squad, of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) attacked a SF camp at Handwara, Kupwara.

Two SF personnel killed. Two SF personnel and two civilians injured. Three fidayeen killed in retaliatory action.

November 27

Unidentified terrorists ambushed an SF search party at Sopore , Baramulla.

Seven SF personnel killed.

December 4

A three-member fidayeen (suicide) squad, of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) attacked a SF camp at Handwara, Kupwara.

Two SF personnel killed. Two SF personnel and two civilians injured. Three fidayeen killed in retaliatory action.

November 27

Unidentified terrorists ambushed an SF search party at Sopore , Baramulla.

Seven SF personnel killed.

November 17 Three terrorists attack a security force (SF) base at Ramban, Doda. 10 SF personnel and four civilians killed.
October 1 Four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) suicide terrorists, fidayeen, attack the State Legislature Complex in Srinagar. 11 SF personnel and 24 civilians killed. Four fidayeen killed in retaliatory action.
September 17 SF personnel sleeping inside the basement of a building in Handwara, Kupwara, attacked by two fidayeen of the LeT using grenades. One fidayeen was killed by SF personnel in the building while the other escaped after the attack. Nine SF personnel killed. One fidayeen killed in retaliatory action.
September 9 IED explodes under an army truck at Angrala, Udhampur. One officer and four personnel killed, One soldier injured
September 8 IED explodes under an army vehicle at Dharamkund, Udhampur One officer and five personnel killed, two personnel injured
September 6

IED explodes under a civilian bus carrying SF personnel at Khooni Nallah, Doda

Five killed, 17 others injured

August 29

IED explodes under a bus carrying personnel returning after a search operation at Hangalpua, Anantnag

Eight including, two civilians killed, 14 including eight civilians injured

August 23

Six terrorists attack Poonch police station

Seven killed

July 15

Lashkar terrorists attack base at Shahlal, Kupwara.

Five killed, eight others injured

May 25

Hizb terrorists ambush patrol party at Gorikund, Udhampur.

Five killed, two injured

April 14

Fidayeen attack on Army base at Lassipora, Kupwara.

Six personnel killed

March 26

Fidayeen attack on CRPF base at Wazir Bagh in Srinagar

Four personnel killed

March 2

Ambush at Morha Chatru in Rajouri district. Lashkar claims responsibility saying that attack was carried out jointly with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Hizb-e-Islami and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

15 personnel killed.

March 1

Hizb ambush at Janglat Mandi, Anantnag

A Colonel and one personnel killed. A Brigadier and three other personnel injured

February 9

Fidayeen squad drawn from LeT and Al Umar Mujahideen attack police control room in Srinagar

Eight personnel killed

January 18

Two separate land mine blasts targeted at security force convoys in Pulwama and Kaigam

Nine personnel killed


December 25

Second human bomb attack targeting Army Head Quarters at Badami Bagh in Srinagar.

Four personnel killed

December 22

A Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) fidayeen squad launches an attack within the army garrison at Red Fort in New Delhi. All members of the squad escape after the attack.

Three personnel killed

December 16

Fidayeen attack on a camp at Mendhar in Rajouri district, the two attackers manage to escape after the attack.

Two personnel killed

October 21

Terrorists use unmanned pony to carry an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) into a security force camp at Lapri in Udhampur district.

Two personnel killed, four others injured.

August 10

Twin attacks in Srinagar. First a grenade explosion which led to a gathering of security forces in the area. Then a car bomb exploded.

12 personnel killed, 42 others injured

April 19

First human bomb attack targeting Army Head Quarters at Badami Bagh in Srinagar.

Two personnel

January 7

Metreological Centre, Srinagar

Four personnel


December 27

Special Operations Group HQ, Srinagar

One DSP, 11 personnel

December 15

Army camp, Rafiabad

Several injured

December 13

Civil Lines area, Srinagar

Five personnel

December 2

Army HQ, Baramulla


November 3

Army Corps Headquarters, Badamibagh, Srinagar

10 personnel, including Defence Public Relations Officer

August 13

Army camp, Beerwah

Three personnel

August 7

Army camp, Trehgam

Colonel, three personnel

August 6

Army camp, Natnoos

Major, two JCOs

July 13

BSF camp, Bandipora

DIG & four personnel


Note: IED - Improvised Explosive Device
CRPF - Central Reserve Police Force
SOG - Special Operations Group,
Jammu and Kashmir Police
JCO - Junior Commissioned Officer
DSP - Deputy Superintendent of Police
- Deputy Inspector-General of Police





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