Incident Summary:

08/10/2000: A Pakistani ISI agent was caught planning to detonate explosives during New Delhi’s August 15th Independence Day celebrations. Over 10 kg of RDX (research developed explosive) were found in a park after Jannat Gul, working for the Hizb-ul-Mujahidin (HM) commander Irfan and the ISI, was arrested from a guest house in Nizamuddin in New Delhi, India.

GTD ID:
200008150001

When:
2000-08-10

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Delhi

City:
New Delhi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians celebrating Independence Day in India
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Over 10 kg RDX, two ABCD timers, four pencil timers, three electronic detonators, four ordinary detonators, six energizer batteries, and one .30 bore pistol with 38 bullets.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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
Harkat ul Ansar No
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) 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
Sources
"Delhi Police Put on Maximum Alert; ISI's Plot To Trigger Explosions Uncovered,” The Times of India, August 12, 2000.
"Delhi Police Arrest Pakistan National, Seize Large Quantity of Arms, Explosives,” The Times of India, August 11, 2000.