Incident Summary:

06/15/2016: An explosive device planted under a Ministry of Labour vehicle detonated at a court complex in Kollam, Kerala, India. One person was injured in the blast. The Base Movement claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for alleged ill treatment of Muslims.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Indian Ministry of Labour and Employment
Specific Description Vehicle of Employee
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Kollam
Specific Description Court Complex
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Time Fuse
Weapon Details
A timed explosives-laden pressure cooker containing gunpowder and potassium chlorate 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 The victims included Sabu.
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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
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.