Incident Summary:

10/27/2013: An explosive device detonated near the Old Ghandi statue in Patna city, Bihar state, India. The blast was targeting spectators at the Narendra Modi political rally. This was one of seven attacks targeting the rally within the span of a few hours. At least seven people were killed and 81 others were injured in the blasts surrounding Gandhi Maidan. Indian Muhajedeen claimed responsibility for the incidents, stating that the goal was to create a stampede in retaliation for the Muzaffarnagar riot in August 2013.




South Asia

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Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Old Ghandi statue

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Specific Description Rally for Prime Ministerial Candidate: Narendra Modi
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A crude explosive device 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol the most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents 201310270021, 201310270022, 201310270023, 201310270024, 201310270025, and 201310270026. This was the fourth of seven blasts related to the rally in Ghandi Maidan, with this explosion occurring at 12:10pm.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Indian Mujahideen Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Patna serial blasts claim another victim, toll rises to seven," India Today, November 23, 2013.
"Patna blasts suspect dies: Reports," India Blooms, November 1, 2013.
"Patna blasts aimed at setting off stampede," Times of India (Electronic Edition), October 29, 2013.