Incident Summary:

12/28/2014: An explosive device detonated near a restaurant in Bengaluru city, Karnataka state, India. At least one person was killed and three others were wounded in the blast. The Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) claimed responsibility for the attack. However, authorities attributed the attack to the Indian Mujahideen, which denied involvement.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Coconut Grove
Specific Description Restaurant
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device made with a cast iron elbow pipe, analog clock, 9 volt battery, and ammonium nitrate 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. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Indian Mujahideen (suspected) No
Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Similar explosives used in Bihar, Chennai, Utt...," Qatar Peninsula, January 30, 2016.
"Bangalore blast: Police arrest three suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives, explosive materials seized," Indian Express, January 8, 2015.