Incident Summary:

11/01/2016: An explosive device detonated at a court building in Malappuram, Kerala, India. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Base Movement claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for ill treatment of Muslim detainees.

GTD ID:
201611020001

When:
2016-11-01

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kerala

City:
Malappuram

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of India
Specific Description 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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A pressure cooker bomb containing ammonium nitrate 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)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
"India: Two more held in Kerala blast case," The Pioneer Online, April 11, 2017.
"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.