Incident Summary:

09/12/2016: An explosive device detonated at the district court in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India. No casualties were reported 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:

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 Nellore
Specific Description District Court
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 explosive device planted inside a pressure cooker and containing gunpowder, potassium chlorate, 9-volt batteries for power, firecracker materials, and a mix of ammonium and nitrogen 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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 / 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
"Low-intensity blast at Nellore district court; no injuries," Press Trust of India, September 12, 2016.
"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.