Incident Summary:

06/27/2002: Suspected Islamic rebels lobbed a grenade into a crowded market in the town of Anantnag injuring 25 civilians and 5 Indian soldiers. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Citizens
Specific Description Citizens in Anantnag
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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
Additional Information There were 5 Indian soldiers among the injured.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Mujtaba Ali Ahmad, “Suspected Islamic guerrillas throw grenade into market in India-controlled Kashmir, 25 injured,” Associated Press, June 27, 2002.
“3 Soldiers Among 5 Killed in 2 Separate Grenade Attacks in Kashmir,” New Delhi, June 27, 2002.
“Fresh separatist violence in Indian Kashmir leaves 19 dead,” Channel News Asia, June 28, 2002.