Incident Summary:

1/7/2001: Muslim separatists threw a grenade at a security vehicle in Sopore, Kashmir, India. The grenade missed the vehicle and fell into a crowded market place, injuring at least 26 people. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
A crowded market in Sopore, approximately 50 kilometres north of Srinagar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indian military
Specific Description A security vehicle and troops in Sopore
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in the vicinity of a security vehicle in Sopore
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
A hand grenade
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
Muslim Separatists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 26
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Five killed, 33 wounded in Kashmir violence," Reuters, January 7, 2001."
"Four killed, 30 injured in further Indian Kashmir violence," Agence France-Presse, January 7, 2001."
"Two explosions in Kashmir injure 30 people," Associated Press, January 7, 2001."