Incident Summary:

10/29/2013: An explosive device was discovered and defused near Shri Krishna Memorial Hall 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 Shri Krishna Memorial Hall

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 Time Fuse
Weapon Details
A bomb with a lotus watch time fuse 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
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
"Patna blasts: 5 more bombs found at Gandhi Maidan, CPI-ML rally called off,", October 30, 2013.
"India: 5 More Bombs Found in Patna, Contradict Police's Claim of Sanitizing Ground Following Blasts," The Times Of India Online, October 30, 2013.
"Live bomb found outside IG office near Gandhi Maidan in Patna," Jagran Post, October 29, 2013.