Incident Summary:

04/19/2000: A suicide car bomber exploded his vehicle just outside of the Indian Army’s 15 Corps headquarters in Badami Bagh, India. Four army personnel and three civilians were injured, and the bomber was killed instantly. It was later discovered that the suicide bomber belonged to Jaysh-e Muhammad (Army of Muhammad).




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: Military
Name of Entity Indian Army
Specific Description Indian Army’s 15 Corps headquarters in Badami Bagh, India
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
Suicide car bomb
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“More on Suicide Attack in Kashmir,” Daily Excelsior, April 20, 2000.
“Report: Suicide Bomber Belongs to Azhar’s Militant Outfit,” The Indian Express, April 21, 2000.
"Harinder Baweja, "Portrait Of A Suicide-Bomber," Outlook India, December 31, 2001."