List of Terrorist attacks on INDIA
- 1966, April 20: A Tinsukia-Jalpaiguri passenger train blast in Lumding railroad station, Assam, India, kills 55 and injures 127. Which responsible for Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland tribesmen group.
- 1966, April 23: A bomb explode in Diphu railroad station, Mikir, Assam, India, which blame on NSCN tribesmen group. Kills 30 and injures 65.
October 31 New Delhi: Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards. The killing was in retaliation for the Indian army’s entry into theGolden Temple at Amritsar to flush out Sikh extremists who were using the temple as a base for their operations.
- 1986 May 22: An automatic weapon bomb into Krishna Nagar shopping district erea, Amritsar, Punjab of India. Kills eleven, which blame on Sikh extremist grou
- 1987 March 16: A bomb blast in Chennai-Tirchchirappalli of Rockfort Express, following plunged into a bridge, Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu, India, which kills 25 and injures 150. Tamil Nadu Liberation Army member of Pichai Pillai arrested by suspiction of bomb blast on March 21, 1987
- 1989 February 11: A bomb explode on a regular route bus in Bongaigaon, Assam, India, which responsible for Bodo tribe extremists, kills 20 and injures at least 20.
- 1991 May 21: Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassinated in a bomb blast believed to be the work of Sri Lankan Tamil terrorists belonging to the LTTE. This is also the first time that the suicide vest is used by any terrorist group
- 1991October 18: Two time bomb blast, when people watching a Hindu pagent of Ramila, Rudrapur, Uttar Pradesh, India, which blame on Sikh separatist militant. Killing at least 41 and injuring 140 people.
- 1993 India, March 12: Mumbai car bombings leave 257 dead with 1,400 others injured.
- 1993 India, March 17: A bomb blast in Calcutta killed at least 50 people. Two apartment blocks came crashing down when the blast rocked central Calcutta’s Bowbazar locality shortly after midnight.
- 1993 India, March 19: A bomb exploded in Calcutta’s Sealdah rail terminus, killing one person and wounding a dozen others
- October 18: Two time bomb blast, when people watching a Hindu pagent of Ramila, Rudrapur, Uttar Pradesh, India, which blame on Sikh separatist militant. Killing at least 41 and injuring 140 people.
January 26 7 52 Jammu: Three bombs exploding at a rally to celebrate the Indian national holiday killed seven and injured 52. The apparent target of the attack, the governor of Kashmir, K.V. Krishna Rao, escaped unharmed.
July 20 17 100 Jammu: A bomb on a motor scooter exploded at a marketplace in Jammu, killing at least 17 and injuring 100 more. Harkat-ul-Ansar claimed responsibility for the bombing.
July 26 1 42 Jammu: A bomb hidden in a motor scooter exploded near a Hindu temple and killed a Hindu pilgrim and injured another 42.
August 31 16 30 Chandigarh: Dilawar Singh Babbar, a member of Babbar Khalsa, killed Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh and 15 others in a suicide bombing. At least 30 more were injured in the attack.
September 5 13 25 Srinagar: Two car bombs, exploding near two banks handling payrolls for Indian army and police units, killed 13 and injured 25. September 7 1 2 Srinagar: A parcel bomb delivered to the BBC office in Srinagar killed one journalist and injured two more.
- 1996 India, January 3: A bomb explode in Sadar Bazaar erea in New Delhi, India. Kills six and injures 31, which blame on Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front guerilla group.
- 1998 India, January: Wandhama Massacre – 24 Kashmiri Pandits are massacred by Kashmiri militants in the city of Wandhama in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
- 1999 India, December 24: Indian Airlines Flight 814 from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Delhi is hijacked. One passenger is killed and some hostages are released. After negotiations between the Taliban and the Indian government, the last of the remaining hostages on board Flight 814 are released in exchange for release of four terrorists.
January 25 4 6 Kashmir. Rocket attack kills 4, wounds 6; Harakat ul-Mujahedin responsible
February 12 4 26 Kashmir. A bomb exploded near GGM Science College and vegetable market killing four people and wounding twenty-six. The bomb detonated in darkness, shattering several adjoining buildings and shops and damaging vehicles parked nearby. Authorities are unsure if the device was planted on the site or if it was thrown from a vehicle.
March 16 0 5 Sadra Bazaar At least five persons were injured in a bomb blast in Sadra Bazaar.
March 21 0 4 Churchgate rail station Four commuters were injured when an explosive device detonated inside of a train during peak rush hour. The blast occurred shortly before the train arrived at the Churchgate rail station on the Western Railway.
April;20 3 35 Kashmir Suicide bomb attack in Kashmir kills bomber, injures 7. Grenade at market kills 2, injures 28. Lashkar-e-Taiba suspected.
April;29 1 8 Kashmir A bomb went off at a check point killing one and injuring eight. The perpetrators set off the device at the checkpoint in Srinagar.
May;15 5 0 Kashmir Hizbul Mujahedin bomb attack kills power minister, 4 others, in Kashmir
May;23 0 0 Kashmir In what is believed to be an assassination attempt on the Kashmir Chief Minister’s life, a bomb went off at a golf course where the minister had been playing all day with several other VVIP’s. The blast took place in the middle of the night and thus, no one was injured. The Hizbul Mujahadin claimed responsibility.
June;19 2 11 Red Fort Two boms killed 2 people and injured 11 at the Red Fort.
June;29 3 2 Punjab province In Punjab, three persons were killed when a bomb went off in a tea shop during a cultural function.
July;24 6 10 At least six people were killed and ten others injured when a powerful bomb ripped through a private bus.
August;10 15 30 Kashmir Hizbul Mujahedin admits car bomb attack killing 15, injuring 30 in Srinagar
August;12 6 42 Kashmir Land mines explode under buses in Kashmir killing 6 soldier, wounding 42, in attack claimed by Hizbul Mujahedin.
August;16 0 4 Idgah Colony Three schoolchildren and a teacher were injured when an explosive device detonated at a school in Idgah Colony.
October;26 1 30 Bangi A person was killed and thirty injured when a bomb ripped through a passenger train that was traveling from Bangi to Rampur.
October;29 4 3 Kashmir Four police officers were killed when extremists began firing indiscriminately on a crowd during the distribution of a prize at a soccer match. Authorities believe that Saba Ahmad, the Bihar Education Minister, who was in attendance at the match, was the target of the attack.
December;1 16 17 Assam Three attacks killed 16 people and injured 17 in Assam.
- 2001 India, October 1: A car bomb explodes near the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly in Srinagar, killing 35 people and injuring 40 more.
- India, January 22: Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on guards at the American Center in Kolkata, killing five people.
- India, May 13: Twelve people are killed in the Jaunpur train crash, caused when Islamic extremists cut the rails.
- India, September 10: A train derailment kills 130 people in the Rafiganj rail disaster. Naxalite terrorism is suspected.
- India, September 25: Two terrorists belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed group raid the Akshardham temple complex in Ahmedabad, killing 30 people and injuring many more
August 25 48 150 India: At least 48 people were killed and 150 injured in two blasts in south Mumbai – one near the Gateway of India at the other at the Zaveri Bazaar.
April 8 9 50 Kashmir. Militants detonated a bomb that killed nine and injured about fifty others, including two elected officials. The incident occurred at a People’s Democratic Party election rally at Uri. Party Chief Mehbooba Mufti was addressing the audience when the explosion took place. The Save Kashmir Movement later claimed responsibility for the blast..
April 12 26 0 Jharkhand. Naxalites (Maoists guerillas) triggered a landmine that killed at least twenty-six policemen in Jharkhand. Naxalites of the outlawed People’s War Group (PWG) are suspected of being involved in the attack. The PWG typically target rich landowners and police, who they accuse of colluding to exploit farmers and rural laborers..
April 25 4 45 Kashmir. Suspected Muslim militants threw a grenade at a convoy carrying a state lawmaker as she was leaving a rally in the Anantnaga district. Though People’s Democratic Party (PDP) member Mehbooba Mufti was uninjured, though four people were killed and forty-five were wounded in the attack. Radicals have warned people to stay away from the elections and voting..
April 28 3 59 Kashmir.In Bungam, ten people were injured, including two police officers and eight civilians, when an unidentified person threw a hand grenade at a local representative’s convoy. This attack comes only a week before parliamentary elections are set to begin in Kashmir.Suspected Muslim militants threw a hand grenade at a crowd during a candidate’s political address, killing three civilians and wounding forty-nine others. The candidate from the National Conference Party was unhurt. This attack comes only a week before nation-wide parliamentary elections are due to take place..
May 9 1 21 Kashmir.One person was killed and twenty-one injured, when terrorists lobbed a grenade outside of the premises of the district hospital in Doda. The grenade was most likely aimed at a government convoy passing the hospital at the time. The victim killed was a government official and four of the injured included police officers. Police supsect the Hizbul Mujahideen is behind the attack because the group is most active in the area..
May 21 3 24 Kashmir. A bicycle bomb that was detonated at the Chadoura bridge killed three people and injured twenty-four. The bomb had been planted by suspected militants on a bicycle parked 20 feet from a border security pillbox. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but authorities are blaming Hizbul-Mujahedin..
June 8 0 23 Assam.Twenty-three were injured when suspected United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) militants threw a grenade into a crowded cinema hall during a town screening of a Hindi movie. The police say that the attacks may be connected to a ULFA call for the banning of Hindi movies last year. The group opposes the state film industry and is believed to have been responsible for explosions at other cinemas in Assam..
June 19 0 14 Assam. A time bomb planted by the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) exploded, injuring fourteen people, most of whom were day wage-earners. No further information is provided..
June 23 0 19 Bijbehara. Nineteen people were injured when a grenade was hurled at a security picket at Bijbehara. The grenade missed its target and caused the large number of injuries..
June 24 5 15 Assam. Five passengers on a minibus were killed when United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) militants triggered a time bomb. Fifteen others were injured in the blast..
June 25 12 12 Kashmir. Militants shot and killed a dozen people when they opened fire at residential houses. Most of the victims were family members of the local village defense committee. Rebels have targeted security forces and their families in the past. Twelve people were also injured in the attack..
July 2 6 5 Kashmir. Six police personnel were killed and five injured when militants detonated an improvised explosive device as a convoy was passing by. The convoy was escorting a member of Parliament..
July 4 2 39 Kashmir. Two people were killed and thirty-nine injured when a bomb went off near a tourist reception center. The device was placed in a hand cart. No further information is available..
July 16 0 7 Assam. United Liberation Forces of Assam (ULFA) militants lobbed a hand grenade at a police patrol in front of a civilian hospital, injuring seven people. Three of the injured were police officers..
July 26 1 30 Kashmir. One person was killed and thirty-five injured when militants hurled a hand grenade inside of a hospital in Baramula. The injured were those who were hospitalized. The perpetrators probably attacked the hospital because a number of Border Security Forces had been admitted for earlier injuries
August 26 2 2 Kashmir Two children were killed and their parents were injured in a grenade attack on their house in Gandoh. Militants were apparently aiming at the Central Reserve Police Force, when the rocket missed the target and landed on the family’s house.
August 26 5 43 Assam Two blasts on bus transportation links killed five people and injured 43 in insurgent racked Assam province
October 2 13 23 Assam In Assam militants exploded a bomb that killed thirteen people and injured twenty-three. The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) is believed to be responsible for the attack. The intended target of the attack is unclear. October 2 10 40 Assam A second bomb blast occurred at the busy Hong Kong market, almost simultaneously with the railway blast in Assam. The bomb killed ten people and injured at least forty others. The two blasts are thought to have been coordinated. October 2 12 60 Assam Twelve people were killed and at least sixty others injured in a bomb blasts targeting a rail line in Assam. The first occurred at the Dimapur railway station, and resulted in the deaths of all twelve people. The platform was packed with people waiting to board a train to Assam’s Karbi district. October 3 3 25 Kashmir The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) bombed a market in Dhubri District, killing three and wounding twenty-five people. No further information is provided.
October 24 0 7 Kasmir Unknown perpetrators detonated a bomb, attempting to kill Omar Abdullah, the leader of pro-India National Conference Party. The attack was carried out as Abdullah was attending a prayer ceremony for the former National Conference minister Safdar Ali Baig (killed by militants). The rebels’ bomb missed their target, but injured four others in the crowd. There were no fatalities.
November 17 1 4 Kashmir One person was killed and four other injured when a funeral procession for two youths, Ranjit Kumar and Roshan Lal, was attacked by militants in Tund Nallah. The attackers threw a bomb at the procession and also sprayed the crowd with gunfire. The two dead youths being honored by the funeral had been gunned down by ultras earlier. The Prime Minister was also scheduled to visit the region the next day.
December 13 2 8 Assam Two explosions occurred near the Assam Assembly building. The attacks were carried out by the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA). Two persons were killed and eight injured. Authorities believe that the group carried out these attacks to mark the completion of a year of the Bhutan operations that have “evicted the ULFA from the Himalayan kingdom
December 15 0 12 Assam Four explosions in insurgent Assam province injured twelve civilians and police officers
December 17 1 11 Assam The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) carried out a grenade attack on a hotel in the Paltan Bazaar in Guwahati. There were eleven seriously injured and one person was killed. This is following several days of heightened violence and attacks by ULFA
- 2005 India, July 28: Jaunpur train bombing: 13 are killed when militants detonate a bomb on a commuter train.
- India, July 5: 2005 Terrorist attack on Ayodhya – Six terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba storm the Ayodhya Ram Janmbhomi complex. Before the terrorists could reach the main disputed site, they were shot down by Indian security forces. One devotee and two policemen were injured.
- India, July 28: Jaunpur train bombing: 13 are killed when militants detonate a bomb on a commuter train.
- India, October 29: Multiple bomb blasts hit markets in Delhi, India, leaving at least 61 dead and more than 200 injured.
- India, December 28: Two or more unidentified gunmen open fire at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, killing a retired professor of mathematics and wounding four others.
- 2006 India: Bombings in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi kill 28 and injure more than 100.
July 11 209 714 India: A series of explosions rock commuter trains in Mumbai, India, killing 209 and wounding another 714 civilians.
- India: A bomb exploded in a Hindu temple near Imphal, killing five and injuring nearly 50 other.
September 8 37 125 India: At least two bomb blasts target a Muslim cemetery in the western town of Malegaon. The blasts kill 37 people and leave 125 others wounded.
February 19 68 ~49 India: Samjhauta Express, a train headed toward Lahore an hour after it leaves New Delhi; two bombs explode. See 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings.
May 18 16 100 Attack on Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad. For details, see 18 May 2007 Mecca Masjid bombing.
August 25 44 54 Hyderabad bombings. Twin bombings kill at least 44 and injure 54 in Hyderabad. Two bombs are diffused and 19 others are found unexploded. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, chief minister of Andhra Pradesh state, blames Islamic militants with ties to Pakistan or Bangladesh, saying that the extremists want to foment tension between India’s Hindus and Muslims. Both Bangladesh and Pakistan deny the accusations.
October 14 6 20 A bomb explodes in the Shingar Cinema in Ludhiana, killing at least six people and wounding 20, police say.
November 23 15 80 Uttar Pradesh serial blasts. Near-simultaneous blasts triggered by militants in court premises in Varanasi, Faizabad, and the state capital kill 15 people and injure more than 80.
May 13 63 213 Jaipur. A simultaneous bomb blast at eight different sites, including a crowded shopping site and a Hanuman temple, a self-styled Indian Mujahideen, (a collaboration of LeT & SIMI) has claimed responsibility.
June 4 0 7 Thane. A bomb exploded in the parking lot of an auditorium hosting a play that parodied the Mahabharat. Two men, ages 50 and 34, admitted guilt to the attack and others on February 20 and May 31. Although the men claimed membership in Hindutva groups, they stated that they acted alone without suppor
July 25 2 20+ Bangalore. A series of nine blasts kills 2 and injures 20 people.
July 26 50+ 160+ Ahmedabad. A series of seventeen blasts killing 49 and injuring 160 people. July 27 0 6 Godda, Jharkhand. At least six people were injured when a bomb exploded at a bus stand in Jharkhand’s Godda district.
September 13 30 90 Delhi. A series of 5 bombs exploded in Delhi, killing 30 and injuring 90.
September 27 3 23 South Delhi. Two weeks from the day of serial blasts killing 30, another bomb was detonated in a market in the Mehrauli district killing three and injuring 23.
October 1 ~4 100 Agartala. Three bombs exploded in the insurgency-racked North-East India. Police said they suspected Muslim militant groups based in Bangladesh for the blasts in the Radhanagar and Gulbazar areas of Tripura’s capital.
October 8 0 5+ Guwahati. A bomb exploded near a crowd gathered for Durga Puja festivities. A police spokesman said the low-intensity blast took place near the Japorigog area at around 20:30.
October 20 13+ 12 Chattisgarh. Naxalites allegedly killed Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in the Bijapur District following the announcement of two-phase Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh. The attack also left 12 personnel of CRPF and the Border Roads Organisation, who were carrying out road construction work in the area, injured. The attack took place at about 13:30 between Modukpal and Kongupalli in the district. According to reports, one of the attackers was also killed in the exchange of fire that followed.
October 21 17+ 30+ Imphal. A bomb was suspected to have been planted on a moped near the Manipur police commando complex at Minuthong in Imphal at 19:30. Police said none of the Manipur police commando personnel staying at the barrack complex were among the casualties. Unconfirmed reports, however, said a surrendered militant may be among the dead.
October 22 3 3 Belpahari, West Bengal. Three members of a mobile medical team were killed in a blast triggered by Maoists. The Maoists, however, issued an apology for the killing of the health staff and stated that they were not the intended target. Two people have been arrested in connection with the blast though locals claimed that the duo were innocent of the charges.
October 28 4 5 Gadchiroli. Four policemen, including a sub-inspector, were killed in an encounter with Naxalites in the Korepile forest in Aheri Taluka of Gadchiroli district. Five other policemen also received bullet injuries. The police party came under attack during routine patrolling
October 30 84+ 470+ Assam. A series of 13 blasts occurred in and around Guwahati
October 31 0 4 Srinagar. Four security personnel were injured when militants hurled a grenade at a police station in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. The blast, at about 11:20, landed inside the compound of the Baramulla police station, injuring two CRPF personnel and two policemen in the explosion. No militant outfit had claimed responsibility for the attack so far. This was the first attack on security forces in the Kashmir valley since the announcement of election schedule legislative assembly elections by Election Commission on October 19. October 31 0 17+ Bastar, Chattisgarh. At least 17 policemen sustained minor injuries when Maoist guerrillas detonated a powerful land mine in front of their vehicle in the southern Bastar region of Chattisgarh. The incident took place on a highway in Narayanpur district, some 250 km south of the capital Raipur
November 2 0 6 Salboni, West Midnapur district, West Bengal. A landmine blast targeted West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya. Six policemen travelling in the last car of a convoy escorting Indian steel minister, Ram Vilas Paswan, and the CM were wounded. Eight villagers were arrested for possible links with Maoist insurgents who triggered the blast. Seven police officials, including an Additional Superintendent of Police of the Purbo Medinipur district were issued show cause notices and asked to explain their role in the supervision of security along the stretch of road at Kalaichandi in Paschim Medinipur district after the CM’s convoy passed through. Bhattacharya specifically implicated the Sasadhar Mahato-led Lalgarhsquad of the Maoists.
November 14 3 4 Kanker and Bastar, Chattisgarh. Three policemen were injured in a landmine blast triggered by rebels at Injeram in Konta constituency, close to the Andhra Pradesh border; while several low-intensity explosions ripped through Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region as the first phase of assembly elections began in 39 constituencies. There was a low electoral turnout following the murder of Trinath Thakur, the Dantewada block unit chief of the Congress, the previous night. Dantewada District Superintendent of Police Rahul Sharma said: “Rebels slit his throat and he died on the spot due to excessive bleeding.” Soon after voting started, gunbattles erupted between policemen and Maoist guerrillas in about 15 places in the Sukma, Kistaram, Konta, Bhairamgarh, Antagarh, Pakhanjoor, Bijarpur, Dantewada and Antagarh constituencies. Despite the presence of 65,000 policemen, including paramilitary forces, Maoist guerrillas managed to block roads leading to polling booths in over 50 places.
In another attack in Bijapur in the same Bastar district a non-commissioned officer of the Indian Air Force was killed, while a Squadron Leader was injured when suspected naxalites fired at their helicopter, airlifting electronic voting machines and polling staff, as soon as it took off from Bijapur in South Bastar.Sergeant Mustafa Ali received a bullet in the head and died on-the-spot while the pilot, Squadron Leader T.K. Chaudhury, also received bullet injuries from light machine gun firing. A volley of bullets also hit the wings, while some hit the passengers inside. The crew then flew to Jagdalpur, district headquarters of Bastar where the casualties count then came to light.
Earlier in the day, a Central Reserve Police Force personnel was killed after being hit by a sniper bullet at Antagarh in Kanker district. Elsewhere in Chattisgarh there were 25 encounters between security service officials and naxalites, all of which were repulsed. Six polling booths were attacked but the security forces beat back the attackers. As many as 21 EVMs were also looted.
November 26 – 29 173 confirmed 327+ Mumbai. Armed terrorists opened fire at eight different sites in a coordinated attack. They wielded automatic weapons and attacked locations including a train station, hotels, restaurants, a police station, and a hospital. Some terrorists took hostages and high military grade explosives (RDX) were found near by; at least eight explosions were reported.  Pakistan’s agency ISI has been found involved in it. The attacks were carried out byPakistan backed terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba . The militants were trained by Pakistani intelligence agency Inter Services Intelligence(ISI) . Pakistan has been in a state of denial regarding this and has failed to cooperate with the investigation and arrest key jihadi terrorist leaders supported by its army even after being handed over substantial evidence by India.
December 2 3+ 29 Diphu, Assam. A bomb exploded on board a passenger train as it pulled into the Diphu station. According to police, the device was set to a timer and left in a bag on an overhead rack. Suspicion fell on the Karbi Longri National Liberation Front, who is said to be one of three insurgent groups active in the area and the only not to agree to a cease-fire.
December 2 2 0 Assam. Police blame the Karbi Longri National Liberation Front for taking two migrant workers from their homes in the village of Dolamara and shooting them.
January 1 6 67 Guwahati, India. A serial blast kills 5 civilians and injures 67 in the city of Guwahati. Police believe the United Liberation Front of Asom are responsible for the attacks.
arch 25 0 12 Tezpur, Assam, India. Militants in insurgent racked Assam province tossed a grenade into a busy marketplace in Tezpur, Assam injuring twelve people, two seriously.
April 6 7 60 Assam Two bomb blasts kill 7 and injure 60 a day before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was expected to visit. Police accuse United Liberation Front of coordinating the attacks.