Incident Summary:

01/16/2016: Assailants threw an explosive device at the residence of a Payyanur police sub-inspector in Payyanur city, Kerala state, India. No one was injured in the blast. This was one of two related attacks on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI).

GTD ID:
201601160040

When:
2016-01-16

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kerala

City:
Payyanur

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Residence of Sub Inspector: Vipin
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/Bombs/Dynamite 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
Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) (suspected) 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 attacks on Circle and Sub Inspectors at Payyanur," United News of India, January 16, 2016.