Incident Summary:

10/29/2005: Lashkar-e-Taiba militants under the command of Ali Khan alias Ali Baba alias Abu Hufeza detonated three explosive devices in the Sarojini and Paharganj marketplaces of New Delhi, India. The attack killed 55 and wounded 155. The extent of property damage was unknown.




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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Sarojini and Paharganj marketplaces
Specific Description The Sarojini and Paharganj marketplaces and civilians therein.
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
Weapon Details
Three explosive devices. Yield suggests some level of training on the part of the bombmaker.
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 Mastermind Ali Khan alias Ali Baba alias Abu Hufeza was killed 1 December, 2006 in a shootout with the Indian Army at Kreeri in Baramulla district, India.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 55 Fatalities / 155 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 55
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 155
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Blasts in New Delhi kill 55", CNN, Octber 30, 2005
Rajan Chakravarty , "Delhi's somber Diwali after bombs", BBC News, November 1, 2005
"Mastermind of Delhi Diwali blasts killed: Army", The Times of India, December 2, 2006