Incident Summary:

11/05/2012: An explosive device detonated near a supermarket in Manama city, Capital governorate, Bahrain. The device was hidden in a garbage bin and exploded when a civilian kicked it; an Indian citizen died in the blast. This was one of six similar incidents in the same area on the same day. Hezbollah is believed to be responsible for the coordinated incidents.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Near the GSF supermarket

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Thirunavukarasu Murugaiyan
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade bomb hidden in a trash can was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
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
"Bahrain arrests 4 over deadly bombings," Agence France Presse -- English, November 6, 2012.
"Bombs in Bahrain's Capital Kill 2 Foreigners," The New York Times, November 6, 2012.
"Two Asians killed, one hurt in Bahrain bombs: police," Agence France Presse -- English, November 5, 2012.