Incident Summary:

04/17/2013: An explosives-laden motorbike detonated near a Bharatiya Janata Party office in the Malleshwaram area of Bangalore city, Karnataka state, India. Sixteen people, including eleven police officers, were injured in the incident. No group claimed responsibility for the incident, however police suspect Panna Ismail, a former member of Al Ummah, of parking the motorcycle. Some police also separately attributed the attack to the Indian Mujahideen (IM).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Malleshwaram area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Specific Description Office
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A motorcycle bomb was 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 Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Ummah (suspected) No
Indian Mujahideen (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 16 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 16
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"3 suspected Al Ummah men detained for Hindu Munnani leader's murder," Indian Express, August 6, 2014.
"Al Ummah man planted bomb: Cops," Indian Express, May 6, 2013.
"'IM set off blast to hit BJP leaders'," New Indian Express, April 20, 2013.