Incident Summary:

06/17/1984: A bomb exploded at the Vedanta Society Temple, a Hindu temple is operated by an Indian religious order, in Seattle, Washington in the United States. The damage was minor and there were no casualties from the blast. Al-Fuqra was responsible for the incident, for which one of the members was later arrested.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Vedanta Society Temple
Specific Description Hindu temple
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jamaat-al-Fuqra No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Vedanta Temple Bombed; No One Hurt," The Associated Press, June 17, 1984.
Douglas J. Hagmann and CP Investigative Reporter, "Exposing Terrorists in America: Interim Investigative Report-Jamaat ul-Fuqra: Terrorists in Our Midst?," Northeast Intelligence Network, February 12, 2006.
Sean D. Hill with Richard H. Ward, "Extremist groups: An international compilation of terrorist organizations, violent political groups, and issue-oriented militia movements," Office of International Criminal Justice & the Institute for the Study of Violent Groups, 2002.