Incident Summary:

12/12/2002: Seven Indian soldiers were injured when suspected Islamic militants exploded a powerful bomb attached to a bicycle in Srinagar, India. According to a local news agency, two little-known militant groups, Save Kashmir Movement and al Naseereen, 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: Military
Name of Entity Indian Military
Specific Description Indian soldiers standing guard in the Raj Bagh locality of Srinagar, India
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/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A bomb attached to a bicycle were triggered to explode in this 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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Nasirin (India) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Save Kashmir Movement (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Kashmir explosions, shoot-outs leave seven dead, 25 wounded,” Agence France Presse, December 12, 2002.
“Explosions rock Kashmir, 22 injured,” Agence France Presse, December 12, 2002.
“Explosion rocks Kashmir capital, seven injured,” Agence France Presse, December 12, 2002.