Incident Summary:

04/07/2016: An explosive device detonated outside of a court building in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India. At least three people were injured in the blast. In addition, a second explosive device was discovered and defused at the scene. The Base Movement claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for the death of five of the group's leaders.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Andhra Pradesh


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Chittoor
Specific Description District Court Building
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 Time Fuse
Weapon Details
Two timed explosives-laden pressure cookers containing gunpowder and potassium chlorate were 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Base Movement Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Base movement of terror: 2 more arrested for court blasts," Indian Express, November 30, 2016.
"NIA arrests 3 'Base Movement' men for court blasts," Indian Express, November 29, 2016.
"India: Nature of IEDs at Blast Sites Point To Manuals Distributed Among ISIL Cadre in Recent Times," The Indian Express Online, September 21, 2016.