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Massive terror attacks in India in the last 20 years


UPASANA SOM | New Delhi, November 25, 2011 11:55
Tags : 26/11 | mumbai terror attacks | terror attacks in india |

If we turn the pages of history three years back that is on 26 November 2008, India witnessed one of the massive terror attacks in Mumbai. As the horrific date is arriving yet again, here is an endeavour by TSI to remind people of major terrorist attacks and bombings in India in the last 20 years.
Delhi, September 7, 2011: A powerful bomb blast at High Court in Delhi left 11 people dead and at least 76 others injured. National Investigating Agency (NIA) has taken over the investigation and is probing all angles.
Mumbai, July 13, 2011: Three bomb blasts in Mumbai; 21 people killed and more than 100 injured in the incident.
Delhi, May, 2011: A bomb partially exploded outside lawyers’ canteen of High Court in Delhi. No casualties reported.
Varanasi, December 7, 2010: A bomb explosion on the banks of River Ganga in the temple town, Varanasi in northern Uttar Pradesh, that killed a girl and injured about 20 people (including some foreigners).
Jama Masjid (Delhi), September, 2010: Low-intensity blast at Jama Masjid in Delhi set car alight.
German Bakery blast (Pune), Feb 13, 2010: A blast in German Bakery in Pune, Maharashtra killed 13 people and injured more than 50.
Guwahati, April 6, 2009: A car bomb blast in Guwahati, Assam killed six people and injured more than 60 people.
Guwahati, January1, 2009: Bombings in Guwahati left 6 people dead and around 67 injured.
Mumbai, November 26-29, 2008: Terror attacks in Mumbai killed more than 170 Indians and foreigners and 239 injured. One terrorist held alive named Ajmal Amir Kasab who is still in custody of Maharashtra police in Arthur Road jail.
Assam, October 30, 2008: Thirteen bomb blasts in India’s northeastern part, Assam and three other towns left at least 75 people dead more than 300 injured.
Imphal, October 21, 2008: A bomb rigged on to a Luna moped that blasted at the gate of Ragailong in the Imphal West District killed 17 and 30 injured.
Agartala, October 1, 2008: A series of 5 blasts set off in Agartala, Tripura within 45 minutes killed at least 4 people and more than 100 injured while two bombs were defused.
Malegaon-Gujarat, Sepetember 29, 2008: 10 killed and 80 injured in three bombings (collectively) in Maharashtra (including Malegaon) and Madosa, Gujarat.
Mehrauli (Delhi), September 27, 2008: A blast in a New Delhi flower market, Mehrauli left one dead and 17 injured.
Delhi serial blasts, September 13, 2008: Five bomb blasts in New Delhi’s popular shopping centers i.e Connaught Place, Gaffar market; Karol Bagh, Greater Kailash-I; M block market left 21 people dead and more than 100 injured. The Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility.
Ahmedabad, July 26, 2008: Serial blasts in the western Indian city, Ahmedabad killed 45 people and injured more than 150. Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility as an emerging terrorist group. Arrests have been made regarding the incident.
Bangalore, July 25, 2008: Eight blasts in quick succession across the south Indian tech city Bangalore killed two and injured more than 150 people. Few arrests have been made.
Jaipur, May 13, 2008: A series of six explosions tore through Jaipur, popularly known as Pink city in Rajasthan in western India, killing 63 people and injuring more than 150.
Rampur (UP), January 1, 2008: Seven members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and one civilian were reported to have been killed, when a group of four Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists, reportedly armed with AK-47 rifles and hand-grenades, attacked a camp of the CRPF at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh.
Lucknow (UP), November 23, 2007: Six consecutive serial blasts rocked Lucknow, Varanasi and Faizabad court complexes in Uttar Pradesh in a span of 25 minutes, in which reportedly 16 people were killed and several others injured.
Ludhiana (Punjab), October 14, 2007: A powerful explosion hit Shringar cinema hall in Ludhiana on the eve of Eid left at least 32 people injured and 6 killed.
Khwaja Moinuddin Chisthi (Ajmer), October 11, 2007: A bomb went off inside the complex of Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisthi in Ajmer killing three persons and injuring 28 others as thousands of Muslims were breaking their day-long Ramzan fast.
Hyderabad, August 25, 2007: Forty-two people killed and 50 injured in twin explosions at the crowded Lumbini park and a popular eatery in Hyderabad by Harkat-ul-Jehad-i-Islami (HuJI) activists.
Manipur, June 10, 2007: Gunmen killed 11 people in separate incidents of firing in Manipur’s border town of Moreh.
Guwahati, May 26, 2007: Six people killed and 30 injured in a bomb blast in India’s northeastern city of Guwahati.
Mecca Masjid (Hyderabad), May 18, 2007: A bombing during Friday prayers at Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad, killed 13 people. Four were killed by Indian police in the rioting that followed after that.
Samjhauta Express blast, February 18, 2007: A blast rocked Samjhauta Express' two carriages claiming 68 lives and more than 50 injured. Most of them were Pakistani civilians but the victims included some Indian nationals and military personnels.
Malegaon (Maharashtra), September 8, 2006: At least 37 people were killed and 125 injured in a series of bomb blasts in the vicinity of a mosque in Malegaon, Maharashtra. The blasts were followed by an explosion and most of the people killed were Muslim pilgrims. The students Islamic Movement of India was found responsible.
Mumbai, July 11, 2006: Seven bomb blasts occurred at various places in the Mumbai's suburban railway stations during the evening rush hours, killing more than 200. Investigations revealed that terror outfits with a base in Pakistan were behind the blasts.
Varanasi, March 7, 2006: Three synchronized terrorist attacks in Varanasi in Shri Sankatmochan Mandir and Varanasi Cantonment Railway Station killed at least 28 and injured 101. Police put the blame on some Pakistan-based terror outfits.
Delhi, October 29, 2005: Three powerful serial blasts rocked the busy shopping areas of south Delhi ( Central market, Sarojini nagar), two days before the Hindu festival Diwali, killing 59 and injuring 200. A Pakistan-based terrorist outfit, the Islamic Inquilab Mahaz (believed to have links with Lashkar-e-Toiba) claimed the responsibility.
Jaunpur (UP), July 28, 2005: An explosion destroyed a carriage of an express train near the town of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh leaving behind 13 dead and 50 injured.
Ayodhya (UP), July 5, 2005: 5 Islamic militants attack the Ram Janmabhoomi complex, the site of the destroyed Babri Mosque at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh which killed one civilian and 3 injured.
Dhemaji (Assam), August 15, 2004: An explosion in Dhemaji, Assam killed 18 people and injured many others, mostly school children on the Independence Day.
Mumbai, August 25, 2003: Twin car bombings in Mumbai killed at least 52 people and injured 150. Indian officials blamed a Pakistan-based terror outfit.
Mumbai, July 28, 2003: A bomb placed under a seat of a B.E.S.T. bus exploded on the busy Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg in Ghatkopar, Mumbai killing 4 and 32 injured.
Mumbai, March 13, 2003: A bomb attack on a commuter train in Mumbai killed 11.
Vile Parle (Mumbai), January 27, 2003: A bomb placed on a bicycle exploded near the busy Vile Parle railway station in Mumbai. The bomb killed one person and injured 28.
Kurnool (AP), December 21, 2002: A passenger train was derailed resulting in crash in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh, India killed 20 and 80 injured. Lashkar-e-Toiba was being suspected behind this
Ghatkopar (Mumbai), December 06, 2002: A bomb placed under the rear seat of an empty B.E.S.T. bus exploded near the busy Ghatkopar station killed two people and injured 28.
Akshardham Temple (Gujarat), September 24, 2002: Akshardham temple in Gujarat: The first major hostage incident in India; 31 people were killed and another 79 injured.
Kalu Chak (Jammu), May 14, 2002: Militants attack on an army camp at Kalu Chak near Jammu-Pathankoth highway, killing more than 30 people.
Jaunpur (UP), May 13, 2002: An act of sabotage which caused the derailment of a passenger train at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, a state in Northern India killing 12 people and 80 others injured. Student's Islamic Movement of India suspected to be involved in the act.
Indian Parliament (Delhi), December 13, 2001: Attack on the Indian Parliament complex in New Delhi led to the killing of a dozen people and 18 injured by Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists. Out of the 5 gunmen Mohammed Afzal Guru was sentenced to the death penalty for the incident.
J&K Assembly (Srinagar), October 1, 2001: Militants attacked Jammu & Kashmir Assembly complex in Srinagar, killing about 35. The Muslim extremist group Jaish-e-Mohammed was allegedly involved.
Red Fort (Delhi), December 22, 2000: The high security zone Red fort was stormed by two LeT militants' firing, in the response the military personally killed both the militants on the spot. Later on Delhi High Court on 13 September 2007 upheld the Lashkar-e-Toiba militant from Pakistan Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq's death sentence.
Coimbatore, February 14, 1998: Coimbatore bombings: 46 deaths, 200 wounded as a result of 13 bomb attacks in 11 places, all of them within a 12 km radius, 4 bombs were planted at R S Puram area, two near Bus Stand, 1 near Coimbatore Medical College Hospital and at Ukkadam area. These car bombs were planted by a Muslim fundamentalist group "Al Umma" which had a strong presence in Coimbatore.
S. A. Basha, the mastermind of the blasts was found guilty of hatching a criminal conspiracy to trigger a series of explosions and to create enmity between two communities (Hindu and Muslim).
Assam, December 30, 1996: A bomb totally wrecked three carriages of the Bharamputra train and derailed six more between Kokrajhar and Fakiragram stations in lower Assam, killing at least 33 people.
Mumbai blasts, March 12, 1993: A series of 13 explosions in Mumbai, then called Bombay, resulted in 257 deaths and over 700 injuries. The blasts were orchestrated by the organised crime syndicate called the D-Company, headed by Dawood Ibrahim (reportedly affiliated with Islamic groups in Pakistan) who is still absconding. Sanjay Dutt, convicted and sentenced to 6 years in prison for possessing arms regarding the same.
Ludhiana (Punjab), June 15, 1991: The Sikh militants killed at least 80 train passengers travelling in two trains near the city of Ludhiana in India. In the same year in December 1991 the militants further killed 49 passengers, mostly Hindu, travelling on train from Ludhiana to Ferozepur.
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