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 third attack occurred when a bomb exploded on a New Delhi Transport Corporation bus in the Govindpuri area of the city.

GTD ID:
200510290003

When:
2005-10-29

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Delhi

City:
New Delhi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Transport Corporation
Specific Description A Transport Corporation bus in the Govindpuri area of New Delhi
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Civilians on a Transport Corporation Bus in the Govindpuri area of New Delhi
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 Time Fuse
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. 200510290001, 200510290002).
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 20 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 20
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
Sources
“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.