Incident Summary:

09/30/2012: Assailants armed with knives attacked Kuldeep Singh Brar in London city, London region, England, United Kingdom. Brar, a retired lieutenant general of the Indian army, was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, Brar suspected the Babbar Khalsa International (BKI).



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on Old Quebec Street in the Oxford Circus area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indian Army
Specific Description Former Lieutenant General: Kuldeep Singh Brar
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
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
Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Attackers of Brar to be brought to justice: Britain," Press Trust of India, October 7, 2012.
"Fourth arrest in Gen. Brar attack case," The Hindu, February 10, 2013.
"Shiv Sena burns Babbar Khalsa's effigy for attack on Lt Gen Brar," UNI (United News of India), October 9, 2012.