2004 Jalna Mosque bomb attack

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2004 Jalna Mosque bomb attack
Jalna is located in India
Jalna (India)
LocationJalna, Maharashtra, India
Date27 August 2004
1.45 PM (+8 GMT)
TargetPraying Muslim civilians[1]
Attack type
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetratorsbajrang dal,shiv sena

The 2004 Jalna Mosque bomb attack comprises two separate crude bomb attacks at local mosques in Jalna, Maharashtra on 27 August 2004.[1][2] According to senior police officer, the first blast occurred at Kadriya Masjid in Jalna at 1:45 pm and the second explosion occurred barely 15 minutes later at another mosque on the outskirts of Poorna town in Parbhani district.[3] The attacks were carried out during Friday prayer and total 18 people were injured.[4] Later on 18 July 2012 all seven accused were acquitted in the case due to lack of evidence by a district and sessions court.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "'Bomb blasts' at Indian mosques". BBC News. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Hearing in Jalna Mosque Bomb Blast Case Begins". Outlook. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  3. ^ Chaudhary, Praveen Kumar. Communal Crimes and National Integration: A Socio-legal Study. Readworthy. p. 108. ISBN 9789350180402. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Bomb attacks, arson in Maharashtra; 18 hurt". The Tribune (Chandigarh). Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Lack of proof bails out 7 Jalna blast suspects". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 August 2016.