Incident Summary:

07/17/2008: On Thursday afternoon at 13:05, 42 people, mostly civilians, were wounded when Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) militants lobbed a grenade at the crowded Banihal bus stand in Doda district, Jammu and Kashmir province, India. Six CRPF security personnel were also injured in the attack. On 08/06/2008, police arrested LeT militant Nazir Ahmed who was allegedly involved in the attack. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.

GTD ID:
200807170007

When:
2008-07-17

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jammu and Kashmir

City:
Banihal

Location Details:
The bombing attack took place at the crowded Banihal bus stand in Doda district, Jammu and Kashmir province, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description The crowded Banihal bus stand
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
A grenade was used in the bombing attack.
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
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 42 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 42
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Two Lashkar-E-Toiba Militants Arrested In Jammu And Kashmir," August 6, 2008, http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/detailed_news.asp?date1=8/6/2008#9."
"United News of India," 20 Injured in Blast," Lexis Nexis, United News of India, July 18, 2008."