Incident Summary:

10/29/2013: Three explosive devices were discovered and defused near Magadh Mahila College in Patna city, Bihar state, India. This was one of three sites where explosive devices leftover from the attacks on the Narendra Modi political rally in Gandhi Maidan on October 27, 2013 were discovered. 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

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred near Magadh Mahila College

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
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 No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
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
Indian Mujahideen Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"India: 5 More Bombs Found in Patna, Contradict Police's Claim of Sanitizing Ground Following Blasts," The Times Of India Online, October 30, 2013.
"Patna police recover five more bombs," Deccan Herald, October 29, 2013.
"Patna blasts aimed at setting off stampede," Times of India (Electronic Edition), October 29, 2013.