Incident Summary:

12/28/2005: An unidentified man using an AK-56 fired about 50 rounds into a crowd of scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bangalore, India. One professor was killed and four others were wounded in the attack for which the Indian government suspected either Lashkar-e Taiba or Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami were responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Indian Government
Specific Description Indian Institute of Technology
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Explosives Grenade
Weapon Details
The perpetrator used a AK-56 and fired about 50 rounds. Two grenades were also found in the area.
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 sources mention at first, New Delhi PTI News Agency that it was a group of assailants, 4 to 5, who came in a white Ambassador car, but most of the sources mentioned just one gunman.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami (suspected) No
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“One killed, three wounded in attack on Indian science institute,” PTI News Agency, December 28, 2005.
“Three Hurt in Shootout Inside Indian Institute of Science Campus in Bangalore,” Doordarshan DD News Channel, December 28, 2005.
“India: Police Suspect Terror Groups Like Lashkar May Be Behind Bangalore Attack,” Hindustan Times, December 30, 2005.