Incident Summary:

02/19/2007: Islamic militants sent a ball of flame through the coaches of the India-Pakistan "Friendship Express" train as it traveled through Deewana, 80km north of New Delhi, India. At least 66 were killed. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200702190003

When:
2007-02-19

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Haryana

City:
Diwana

Location Details:
80km north of New Delhi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 66 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 66
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Bruce Loudon, "66 dead in 'friendship train' blasts," The Australian (Australia), February 20, 2007.
"Bombers on peace train leave 70 dead," Daily Mail (London), February 20, 2007.
Justin Huggler, "Bomb attacks kill 66 on Friendship Express," The Independent (London), February 20, 2007.