Incident Summary:

08/02/2016: An explosive device detonated in the bathroom of the district court complex in Mysuru, Karnataka, India. At least one person was injured in the blast. The Base Movement claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for alleged ill treatment of Muslims. Sources also attributed the incident to the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).




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 Government of Mysuru
Specific Description Court Complex
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
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Base Movement Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) No
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.