Incident Summary:

04/20/2004: Suspected Maoist Communist Center members triggered a land mine blast on the Bandipora-Sumblar road in India’s Jammu and Kashmir State, critically injuring a policeman and three polling station workers. The attack was one of several attacks against polling stations throughout India on April 20, 2004. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

Near Bandipora

Location Details:
This incident occurred on the Banipora-Sumblar road in Jammu and Kashmir State.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Polling Station
Specific Description Polling station on the Bandipora-Sumblar road in Jammu and Kashmir State
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 Land Mine
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was one of five related attacks (cf. 200404200003-07). Sources alluded to several other attacks, but detailed information was not provided for these incidents.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maoist Communist Center (MCC) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Twenty Killed as Militants, Maoists Disrupt Voting in Kashmir, Other States,” Hindustan Times, April 21, 2004.
“One Killed, Three Injured in Kashmir Blast as Voting Gets Under Way,” Agence France Presse, April 20, 2004.