March 2013 Srinagar attack

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2013 Srinagar Attack
Srinagar is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Location of attack
LocationBemina, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates34°4′24″N 74°45′57″E / 34.07333°N 74.76583°E / 34.07333; 74.76583Coordinates: 34°4′24″N 74°45′57″E / 34.07333°N 74.76583°E / 34.07333; 74.76583
Date13 March 2013 (2013-03-13)
10:45 a.m.[1] UTC+5:30 (IST)
Attack type
Bombings, shootings
Deaths7 (including the two perpetrators)[2]
No. of participants

An attack on a Central Reserve Police Force camp at Bemina, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, occurred on 13 March 2013. It resulted in the death of five CRPF personnel and two attackers. Ten others were also injured include security personnels and civilians.[1][2][3]


Two attackers entered Police Public School ground, where the CRPF camp was situated, in the morning. They were in the attire of cricket players with the sports kit. After they passed through security, they removed their jackets and took out granades and AK-47 assault rifles. The two suicide bombers opened indiscriminate firing on the CRPF camp.[4][5] The shootout lasted 30 minutes.[1][2]

Five CRPF men died and ten others were injured, including four civilians. The perpetrators were both killed by the CRPF personnel.[6] Two AK-47 rifles, five magazines, two pistols and four grenades were recovered from attackers.[1][2][7][8] A curfew was then imposed in Kashmir.[9]


The separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack.[3]


Two militants were arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police from Baramullah, Srinagar on 14 March 2013.[10] Third suspect was arrested two days later who allegedly provide shelter to attackers.[11]


NDTV suggested Hizbul Mujahideen was responsible for attack.[1][2][7] Involvement of Lashkar-e-Taiba suspected.[12]



The Government of India suspected the possible involvement of Pakistan.[7] Sushilkumar Shinde, the home minister of India, said that the attackers who were killed had items (including ointment) that were manufactured in Pakistan and diaries with numbers in them of Pakistani origin.[8] The Tamil Nadu government declared a relief of Rs500,000 to the family of a CRPF man who died in the attack.[13] Omar Abdullah, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, paid tribute to the dead soldiers.[14] Later the India-Pakistan hockey series was cancelled.[15] India also put the group visa facility for Pakistani tourists on hold.[16]


  •  Pakistan - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied any involvement of Pakistan in the attack.[9][17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Raina, Muzaffar (13 March 2013). "Terror leaps out of cricket kit". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Pandit, M Saleem (14 March 2013). "Calm shattered in Srinagar as fidayeen kill 5 CRPF men". The Times of India. Srinagar. TNN. Archived from the original on 18 May 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b Ibn Yusuf, Shabir (14 March 2013). "5 CRPF men 2 militants killed in Bemina Fidayeen attack". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Militants attack CRPF camp, 5 jawans, two ultras killed". The Times of India. 13 March 2013. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Five CRPF jawans killed in Kashmir militant attack, Hizbul Mujahideen claims responsibility". The Times of India. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Five CRPF men killed in Srinagar attack, probe ordered". Zee News. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Pakistan-made items found on killed terrorists: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde". NDTV. IANS. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Pakistani-made items were found on killed terrorists in Srinagar: Shinde". Hindustan Times. IANS. 14 March 2013. Archived from the original on 17 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Curfew in Indian Kashmir after militant attack". Bradenton Herald. AP. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Arrested Pakistani militants reveal Srinagar CRPF camp attack plot". The Indian Express. PTI. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  11. ^ Mukherjee, Ashish (16 March 2013). "Third suspect arrested for terrorist attack in Srinagar". NDTV. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Signatures of Lashkar-e-Toiba seen in Srinagar attack: CRPF". The Indian Express. PTI. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  13. ^ "Srinagar CRPF deaths: TN to give Rs 5 lakh to jawan's family". First Post. PTI. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  14. ^ Masoodi, Nazir (14 March 2013). "After protests over his absence, Omar Abdullah pays tribute to killed CRPF jawans at airport". NDTV. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  15. ^ "Srinagar attack: India, Pakistan hockey series called off". The Indian Express. PTI. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  16. ^ "Govt puts off group visa facility for Pakistanis". The Times of India. TNN. 15 March 2013. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  17. ^ "Pakistan rejects Indian accusations on Srinagar attack". Tribune. Islamabad. APP. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.