Incident Summary:

07/11/2006: A series of train bombings killed at least 188 civilians in Mumbai, India. The train bombing injured another 817 others injured in a string of seven blasts that spanned 56 kms, from Churchgate to Mira Road. One of the 13 arrested suspects, Asif Bashir Khan alias Junaid, emerged as the chief operative of the militant outfit, Lashkar-e Taiba. Fifteen others remained wanted at the time, including nine Pakistani nationals.

GTD ID:
200607120001

When:
2006-07-11

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Maharashtra

City:
Mumbai

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description people on trains
Nationality of Target
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Mumbai Train system
Specific Description People in rush hour
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
RDX Bombs
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 There were 8 different explosions that occurred within a 10 min. period
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 188 Fatalities / 817 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 188
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 817
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“Suspect linked to Mumbai blast; Kashmir Terrorists suspected” The Age. July 12, 2006
"7/11 Mumbai blast victim dies after being in coma for 9 years," Press Trust of India. July 7, 2015."
“Series of Bombs Explode on 7 Trains in India, Killing Scores.” The New York Times. July 12, 2006.