Incident Summary:

10/29/2005: Members of the group Mahaz-e-Inquilab claimed responsibility for three explosions in New Delhi, India that killed a total of 61 people. The first attack occurred when a bomb exploded in the city's Paharganj market.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


New Delhi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Paharganj Market
Specific Description Shops at the Paharganj Market
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Civilians at the Paharganj market in New Delhi
Nationality of Target India
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
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 Indian authorities suspected that Mahaz-e-Inquilab may have been connected to the group Lashkar-e Taiba. Preliminary investigations showed that the perpetrators had used sophisticated electronic timers which had not been used so far by any group previously. This was one of three related bombings (cf. 200510290002, 200510290003).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mahaz-e-Inquilab Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 21 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Indian police seeking witness to additional Delhi bus blast,” PTI News Agency, October 30, 2005.
“AFP: Further on Unknown Group 'Inquilab' Claiming Responsibility for Delhi Blasts,” Agence France Presse, October 30, 2005.
“Delhi TV: 50 Dead, Over 70 Hurt in Explosions; PM Expresses 'Shock' Over Blasts,” Doordarshan DD News Channel, October 29, 2005.