Incident Summary:

12/30/2015: Multiple explosive devices detonated at Wizdom Preparatory School, which was being used as an Election Commission of Bangladesh polling center, in Madhabdi district, Dhaka division, Bangladesh. This was one of three attacks targeting polling centers in Madhabdi on the same day. At least one journalist was injured across all three incidents. No group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

GTD ID:
201512300026

When:
2015-12-30

Country:
Bangladesh

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Dhaka

City:
Madhabdi district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Election Commission of Bangladesh
Specific Description Polling Center
Nationality of Target Bangladesh
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/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An unspecified number of crude bombs were 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 attack represent a division of a cumulative total of wounded across incidents 201512300025, 201512300026, and 201512300027.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
Sources
"Bomb blast in Narsingdi polling centres," Financial Express Bangladesh, December 30, 2015.