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This is a list of terrorist incidents in India. In July 2016, the Government of India released data on a string of terror strikes in India since 2005 that claimed 707 lives and left over 3,200 injured.[1]

List of Terror Attacks in India

# Date Incidents & Description Location People Killed Injured Status of the Case
1 8 June 1980 Mandai massacre Tripura 500 N/A
2 2 August 1984 Meenambakkam bomb blast[2] Tamil Nadu 30 25 Verdict given
3 7 July 1987 1987 Haryana killings[3] Haryana 36 60 N/A
4 21 May 1991 Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi Tamil Nadu 15
5 15 June 1991 1991 Punjab killings[4] Punjab 126 200
6 17 October 1991 1991 Rudrapur bombings Uttarakhand 41 140
7 8 November 1991 1991 Kalyan train bomb blast[5][6][7] Mumbai 12 65 Verdict given
8 12 March 1993 1993 Bombay bombings[8][9] 257 700+
9 16 March 1993 1993 Bowbazar bombing Kolkata (Formerly Calcutta), West Bengal 69
10 9 April 1993 Palar blast Karnataka 22 13
11 8 August 1993 1993 bombing of RSS office in Chennai Tamil Nadu 11 7
12 5–6 December 1993 Trains and Ajmer[10] Rajasthan
13 21 May 1996 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast Delhi 13 39
14 22 May 1996 1996 Dausa blast Rajasthan 14 37
15 30 December 1996 Brahmaputra Mail train bombing Assam 33 150 N/A
16 14 February 1998 1998 Coimbatore bombings Tamil Nadu 58 200+ Verdict given
17 20 May 2000 Bagber massacre Tripura 25
18 May–July 2000 2000 Church bombings of South India Karnataka, Goa and Andhra Pradesh 0 Verdict given
19 9 June 2001 Charar-e-Sharief mosque attack Charari Sharief 4 60
20 22 December 2000 2000 terrorist attack on Red Fort[11] Delhi 3 14 Verdict given
21 1 October 2001 2001 Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly car bombing Jammu and Kashmir 38
22 13 December 2001 2001 Indian Parliament attack in New Delhi Delhi 7 18 Verdict given
23 22 January 2002 American Cultural Centre attack Kolkata 5 20
24 13 May 2002 2002 Jaunpur train crash[12] N/A 12 80
25 30 March 2002 2002 Raghunath temple attacks[13] Jammu 11 20
26 10 September 2002 Rafiganj train wreck Bihar 200 150+
27 24 November 2002 2002 Raghunath temple attacks[13] Jammu 14 45
28 6 December 2002 2002 Mumbai bus bombing[14] Mumbai 2 14
29 21 December 2002 Kurnool train crash Andhra Pradesh 20 80
30 24 September 2002 Attack on Akshardham temple Gujarat 31 80 Verdict given
31 27 January 2003 January 2003 Mumbai bombing[15] Mumbai 1 28
32 13 March 2003 March 2003 Mumbai bombing[16] 10
33 23 March 2003 2003 Nadimarg Massacare Nadimarg, Jammu and Kashmir 25 1
34 25 August 2003 August 2003 Mumbai bombings Mumbai 52
35 2 January 2004 Jammu railway station attack[17] Jammu 4 14
36 15 August 2004 2004 Dhemaji school bombing Assam 18 40
37 2 October 2004 2004 Dimapur bombings Dimapur, Nagaland 30 100
38 5 July 2005 2005 Ram Janmabhoomi attack[18] Ayodhya 6
39 28 July 2005 2005 Jaunpur train bombing[19] N/A 13 50
40 29 October 2005 2005 Delhi bombings: Three powerful serial blasts in New Delhi at different places[20] Delhi 70 250
41 28 December 2005 2005 Indian Institute of Science shooting Karnataka 1 4
42 19 February 2006 2006 Ahmedabad railway station bombing Gujarat 0 25
43 7 March 2006 2006 Varanasi bombings: Three synchronized terrorist attacks in Varanasi in Shri Sankatmochan Mandir and Varanasi Cantonment Railway Station[21][22] Varanasi 28 101
44 11 July 2006 2006 Mumbai train bombings: Series of 7 train bombing during the evening rush hour in Mumbai Mumbai 209 714
45 8 September 2006 2006 Malegaon bombings: Series of bomb blasts in the vicinity of a mosque in Malegaon, Maharashtra Maharashtra 40 125
46 18 February 2007 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings Haryana 70 50
47 18 May 2007 Mecca Masjid bombing Hyderabad 16 100
48 25 August 2007 August 2007 Hyderabad bombings - Two blasts in Hyderabad's Lumbini park and Gokul Chat. 42 54
49 11 October 2007 Ajmer Dargah bombing[23] Rajasthan 3 17
50 14 October 2007 One blast in a movie theatre in the town of Ludhiana[23] Ludhiana 6
51 24 November 2007 A series of near-simultaneous explosions at courthouse complexes in the cities of Lucknow, Varanasi, and Faizabad[23] Uttar Pradesh 16 70
52 1 January 2008 Terror attack on CRPF camp in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh by Lashkar-e-Taiba,[24] 8 5
53 13 May 2008 Jaipur bombings: 9 bomb blasts along 6 areas in Jaipur[25] Jaipur 71 200 Verdict given[25]
54 25 July 2008 2008 Bangalore serial blasts: 8 low intensity bomb blasts in Bangalore Bangalore 1 20 arrests made
55 26 July 2008 2008 Ahmedabad bombings: 17 serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad Gujarat 56 200 arrests made
56 13 September 2008 13 September 2008 Delhi bombings: 5 bomb blasts in Delhi markets Delhi 33 130
57 27 September 2008 27 September 2008 Delhi bombing: Bombings at Mehrauli area, 2 bomb blasts in Delhi flower market 3 21
58 29 September 2008 29 September 2008 western India bombings: 10 killed and 80 injured in bombings in Maharashtra (including Malegaon) and Gujarat bomb blasts Maharashtra 10 80
59 1 October 2008 2008 Agartala bombings Agartala 4 100
60 21 October 2008 2008 Imphal bombing Imphal 17 40+
61 30 October 2008 2008 Assam bombings Assam 81 470
62 26 November 2008 2008 Mumbai attacks[26][27] Mumbai 171 300+ Verdict given
63 1 January 2009 2009 Guwahati bombings[28] Assam 6 67
64 6 April 2009 2009 Assam bombings[29] 9 63
65 13 February 2010 2010 Pune bombing[30] Pune 17 54
66 15 February 2010 Silda camp attack West Bengal 28
67 6 April 2010 April 2010 Maoist attack in Dantewada Chhattisgarh 84 (including 8 terrorists) 8
68 17 May 2010 2010 Dantewada bus bombing 31-44 15
69 28 May 2010 Jnaneswari Express train derailment West Bengal 148 200+
70 7 December 2010 2010 Varanasi bombing[31] Varanasi 2 37
71 13 July 2011 2011 Mumbai bombings Mumbai 26 130
72 7 September 2011 2011 Delhi bombing[32] Delhi 15 79
73 13 February 2012 2012 attacks on Israeli diplomats 0 4
74 1 August 2012 2012 Pune bombings Pune 0 1
75 21 February 2013 2013 Hyderabad blasts Hyderabad 18 131
76 13 March 2013 March 2013 Srinagar attack Jammu and Kashmir 7 10
77 17 April 2013 2013 Bangalore blast Bengaluru 0 16
78 25 May 2013 2013 Naxal attack in Darbha valley Chhattisgarh 32 32
79 24 June 2013 June 2013 Srinagar attack Jammu and Kashmir 8 19
80 7 July 2013 July 2013 Maoist attack in Dumka Chhattisgarh 2
81 Bodh Gaya bombings Bihar 0 5
82 27 October 2013 2013 Patna bombings 6 85
83 26 December 2013 2013 Jalpaiguri bombing West Bengal 5 5
84 11 March 2014 2014 Chhattisgarh attack Chhattisgarh 16 3
85 25 April 2014 Blast in Jharkhand[33] Jharkhand 8 4-5
86 28 April 2014 Blast in Budgam District[34] Jammu and Kashmir 0 18
87 1 May 2014 2014 Chennai train bombing Tamil Nadu 1 14
88 May 2014 Assam violence Assam 33
89 12 May 2014 Maoist blast in Gadchiroli District[35] Jharkhand 7 2
90 23 December 2014 December 2014 Assam violence Assam 85
91 28 December 2014 2014 Bangalore bombing[36] Bengaluru 1 5
92 20 March 2015 2015 Jammu attack[37] Jammu and Kashmir 6 10
93 4–9 June 2015 2015 Manipur ambush Manipur 176 (including 158 terrorists) 15 Surgical strike by Indian Armed Forces near India Myanmar border killing 156 terrorists.[38][circular reference]
94 27 July 2015 2015 Gurdaspur attack in Dina Nagar, Gurdaspur district Punjab 10 15
95 2 January 2016 2016 Pathankot attack in Pathankot Air Force Station, Pathankot 7
96 25 June 2016 2016 Pampore attack Pampore 8 22
97 5 August 2016 2016 Kokrajhar shooting.[39] Kokrajhar, Assam 14 15
98 18 September 2016 2016 Uri attack[40] Uri, Jammu & Kashmir 23 8 India claimed surgical strike on terrorist camps across Line of Control, Pakistan denied that a cross-border strike took place.[41]
99 3 October 2016 2016 Baramulla attack Baramulla, Jammu & Kashmir 5
100 6 October 2016 2016 Handwara attack at rashtriya riffles camp Handwara, Jammu & Kashmir
101 29 November 2016 2016 Nagrota army base attack Nagrota, Jammu & Kashmir 10
102 7 March 2017 2017 Bhopal–Ujjain Passenger train bombing Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 10
103 24 April 2017 2017 Sukma attack Sukma district, Chhattisgarh 26
104 11 July 2017 2017 Amarnath Yatra attack Anantnag, Jammu & Kashmir 8 18
105 10 February 2018 2018 Sunjuwan attack Sunjuwan, Jammu and Kashmir 11 11
106 13 March 2018 2018 Sukma attack Sukma district, Chhattisgarh 9
107 14 February 2019 2019 Pulwama attack Awantipora, Jammu & Kashmir 46 Air strikes by Indian Air Force on Pakistani militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed
108 7 March 2019 2019 Jammu Bus stand grenade blast[42] Jammu City, Jammu & Kashmir 3 28-35 Arrest made of a teen aged student of 9th standard of a local school.
109 9 April 2019 2019 Dantewada attack[43] Dantewada, Chhattisgarh 5
110 2019 killing of RSS worker in Kishtwar[44] Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir 2 Curfew imposed in Kishtwar and adjoining areas
111 1 May 2019 Gadchiroli Naxal bombing[45] Maharashtra, Deccan Plateau 16 Unknown
112 12 June 2019 June 2019 Kashmir attack[46] Awantipora, Jammu & Kashmir 5(+1) 4 Got away
113 3 April 2021 2021 Sukma–Bijapur attack Sukma district, Chhattisgarh, India 22 (+9) 32

Year, fatalities, and number of incidents

Terrorist incidents in India[47][48]
Year Number of
incidents
Deaths Injuries
2018 748 350 540
2017 1000 470 702
2016 1025 467 788
2015 884 387 649
2014 860 490 776
2013 694 467 771
2012 611 264 651
2011 645 499 730
2010 663 812 660
2009 672 774 854
2008 534 824 1,759
2007 149 626 1,187
2006 167 722 2,138
2005 146 466 1,216
2004 108 334 949
2003 196 472 1,183
2002 184 599 1,186
2001 234 660 1,144
2000 180 671 761
1999 112 469 591
1998 61 398 411
1997 193 853 1,416
1996 213 569 952
1995 179 361 616
1994 107 389 405
1993 42 525 1,564
1992 237 1,152 917
1991 339 1,113 1,326
1990 349 907 1,042
1989 324 874 769
1988 358 966 1,033
1987 166 506 429
1986 96 340 163
1985 39 51 79
1984 159 195 364
1983 47 59 217
1982 13 64 102
1981 16 24 12
1980 10 17 13
1979 20 31 19
1978 0 0 0
1977 1 0 0
1976 1 0 0
1975 1 4 0
1974 0 0 0
1973 0 0 0
1972 1 0 0
1971 0 0 0
1970 0 0 0
Total 12,002 19,866 30,544

See also

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