Incident Summary:

11/02/2002: Perpetrators fired two grenades on the residence of the newly appointed Minister Sayeed Nowgam in outskirts of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, hours before he was due to be sworn in. Mr. Sayeed was not injured, but a police officer was injured in this incident. The Al-Omar Mujahedin was suspected responsible 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 Indian Local Politician
Specific Description Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, Indian Politician in Srinagar
Nationality of Target India
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 Grenade
Weapon Details
Two grenades were used in the incident.
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 The perpetrators warned of Mr. Sayeed's statement on unconditional talks with Kashmir separatists.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Umar Mujahideen (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Delhi TV reports swearing-in by new Kashmir ministry; attack on Sayeed's house,” New Delhi Doordarshan DD-1 National Television, November 2, 2002.
“Policeman Injured in Attack on Indian-Kashmir Chief Minister Designate's Home,” Hong Kong AFP, November 2, 2002.
Izhar Wani, “Kashmiri leader escapes grenade attack ahead of swearing in,” Agence France Presse, November 2, 2002.