Incident Summary:

10/28/2003: A grenade was thrown at the central telegraph office in Srinagar, India. The attack injured at least 36 people. The Kashmir Freedom Party claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200310280001

When:
2003-10-28

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

City:
Srinagar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Military Forces
Specific Description Federal Police at the central telegraph office in Srinagar
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians near the central telegraph office in Srinagar
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Telecommunication
Name of Entity Central Telegraph Office
Specific Description The central telegraph office 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/Bombs/Dynamite 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
Kashmir Freedom Force Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 36 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 36
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"AFP: Two Killed, 44 Injured in Two Kashmir Blasts as Ramadan Begins," Agence France Presse, October 28, 2003.
"Kashmir Militant Group Claims Grenade Attack," British Broadcasting Corporation, October 28, 2003.
"38 hurt in grenade attack on telephone exchange in Kashmir," Japan Economic Newswire, October 28, 2003.