Incident Summary:

01/19/2018: Security forces discovered and defused an explosive device near a Sri Lankan monastery in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India. This was one of three related attacks in Bodh Gaya on this date. Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) claimed responsibility for the incidents and stated that the attacks were carried out to avenge the poor treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Additionally, sources suspected the possible involvement of Indian Mujahideen, Rohingya extremists, or the Sugden Group in the bombings.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Bodh Gaya

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
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 ten-kilogram cane bomb was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 (suspected) No
Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Rohingya extremists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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
"India: Police Link Neo-JMB To Bihar Blast During Dalai Lama's Visit," Eurasia Review, February 3, 2018.
"NSG experts defuse IEDS," Hindustan Times, January 22, 2018.
"Two cane bombs found at Bodh Gaya temple; defused," The Hindu, January 20, 2018.