Incident Summary:

05/15/2010: On Saturday, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, two to three masked assailants on motorcycles fired upon and killed one police officer of the Andhra Pradesh Special Police force. The deceased was identified as Constable V. Ramesh. The officers were on patrol in the Old City to prevent community violence in the days leading to the anniversary of the 2007 bombing at the Mecca Masjid in which 15 people were killed. Tehrik-e-Galba Islami claimed responsibility. Investigators found a compact disc apparently left by the attackers. On the disc, a group identifying itself as Tehrik-e-Galba Islam took responsibility for shooting the police officers and said the attack was an act of revenge for the 2007 bombing. Hyderabad Police Commissioner A.K. Khan said that a terrorist known as Vicaruddin may have planned the killing along with another killing of a police officer last year.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Andhra pradesh


Location Details:
The attack took place in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Andhra Pradesh Special Law Enforcement
Specific Description Constable V. Ramesh
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 Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the 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
Additional Information The available sources listed the number of perpetrators for this attack from two to three, and because no majority figures were reported, the lowest proferred number of perpetrators reported was used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tehrik-e-Galba Islam (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Police Officer Killed in Armed Attack by Tehrik-e-Galba Islami in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, October 8, 2010.
United News of India, "Police Officers Gunned Down in Hyderabad," LexisNexis Academic, United News of India, May 14, 2010.
Omar Farooq, "Suspected Rebels Kill One Police Officer in India," LexisNexis Academic, Associated Press Worldstream, May 14, 2010.