Incident Summary:

06/28/2005: A Hizb-ul- Mujahideen militant, Bilal Ahmed Magray, was arrested by police as he attempted to throw a grenade at senior PDP (People's Democratic Party) leader and Minister of State for Home Abdur Rehman Veeri near Bijbehara town in Kashmir, India. During interrogation, Magray admitted that he had thrown a grenade at a crowded place in Bijbehara on June 22 and killed one and injured fourteen people. He had also thrown a grenade at Sangam, Bijbehara, about nine months previous to June 28, 2005. Magray said that he had been throwing grenades for payment of Rs 400 from his organization.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir


Location Details:
The attempted attack occurred near the town of Bijbiara in Kashmir, India

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity People's Democratic Party (PDP)
Specific Description Minister of State for Home, Abdur Rehman Veeri
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“India: Two Ministers Escape Grenade Attacks, Three Killed in Violence in Kashmir” Daily excelsior. June 28, 2005.