Incident Summary:

08/10/2017: An explosive device was discovered and defused on an Akal Takht Express train in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attempted attack was carried out in retaliation for the killing of Abu Dujana, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) member.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Uttar Pradesh


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Indian Railways
Specific Description Akal Takht Express Train
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A crude bomb 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
Indian Mujahideen Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Bomb scare in UP: Explosive defused in Akal Takht Express in Amethi; threat letter recovered,", August 10, 2017.
"Agra: Low intensity explosive found on Akal Takhat Express, letter warns of ‘revenge’," Indian Express, August 10, 2017.
"UP: Low intensity bomb found in train," Asian Age, August 10, 2017.