Incident Summary:

08/17/2005: Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) members bombed approximately 350 targets across Bangladesh within an hour of each other killing two people and wounding more than 100 others. The group claimed responsibility for the coordinated strikes via leaflets left at many of the bomb sites.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Bangladesh
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Low-yield explosive devices were used in the attack.
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 total number of explosions varied significantly among sources ranging from 100 to 350. This was one of several related attacks (cf. 200508170004-200508170008).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 29
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"World in brief," The Washington Post, August 18, 2005.
"Two killed, 100 hurt as 350 small bombs explode across Bangladesh," Agence France Presse, August 17, 2005.
"Detained Islamic militants admit role in blasts in Bangladesh," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, August 25, 2005.